Pilgrim in Spain Hardback

Published in Association with "The Daily Telegraph"

by Christopher Howse;

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Pilgrim in Spain

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For years Christopher Howse, outstanding comment editor and leader writer for "The Daily Telegraph", has been travelling to Spain as a pilgrim. Naturally, Compostella was one of the first shrines that he visited and it is covered by this book. But Howse, who has a quixotic imagination and skills of sharp observation, has also visited far more unusual places of pilgrimage - Avila, Segovia, Ubeda and most dramatically of all The Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, near Barcelona.Howse wishes through the pages of this book to show how foreign Spain is and how its religious and social life has changed rapidly in a generation. Under Franco, the Catholic Church enjoyed enormous power and influence. Now Spain is as anti-clerical as any European country. Yet, this is till the country that produces saints and mystics.Howse's text is richly spiced with humour- like when he describes how the body of the lately deceased St John of the Cross was literally torn apart by relic enthusiasts. Some ran off with half a toe nail, others with fragments of the Saint's hair. This is the perfect book for travellers, Hispanophiles and the spiritually sensitive.

Pilgrim in Spain by Christopher Howse was published by Continuum in June 2011. The ISBN for Pilgrim in Spain is 9780826497697.

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Details for Pilgrim in Spain

Page last updated 5th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (June 2011)
Number of Pages224
Thickness23 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1144354
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