Stefanie Kremser during her trip to Barcelona to publicise her novel, The Day I Learned to Fly. /  J. LOSADA

The homeland of affection

An image of the coastal town of Portbou on the French/Spanish border in 1930.

A revolution through poetry The doubting volunteer

Mallorca's sacred monastery of Lluc  ARCHIVE

A quiet pilgrimage

.The cave hospital at La Bisbal de Falset featured in the book

Recovering ignored history Hymn to freedom

A scene in Tarragona's Rambla, end of 19th century  PERE GIFRA ARCHIVE

An eye for detail


Success too late Elderly angst

One of the original illustrations for the book by John Tenniel depicting the Tea Party.  ARCHIVE

Alice in Wonderland still going strong after 150 years


Colm Tóibín: sober, intense master Flight to Catalonia

Carlos Nadal 1917-1998. Works on paper:

A wild beast filled with colour

.Journalist and photographer, David Baird lives in the south of Spain
ECClub reading group books

A people caught between two fires