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THE LAST WORD

It’s a woman’s world

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued (pun intended) football, it’s turned out to be a fantastic season for Barça. Of course, I’m not referring to Ronald Koeman’s shower of overpaid...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Gender (in) equality

The reason I write this column, and indeed have done for many years now, is because of the endless stream of cultural comparisons that strike me on a regular basis having settled in a place so different...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

The art of friendship

What can we do for Pere? Touching elbows just doesn’t cut it.The 80-year-old blacksmith, mop of grey curly hair, flat lip from pipe-smoking, easy smile and gentle nature, has gifted us more of his metal...

Long-term resident

All unwelcome

In his memoirs, the Catalan novelist, playwright, poet, journalist and translator Josep Maria de Sagarra describes how easy it was to travel in Europe when he was a young man, before passports were gradually...

Meritxell Anfitre Álvarez. NATURA LLIBRES. NATURE AND MOUNTAIN BOOKSHOP

The shop with more books than villagers

A year ago, during the height of the pandemic, this journalist decided to leave Madrid, where she lived and worked, to go to her grandmother’s village in the Pyrenees and open a bookshop