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In "Getting to Know Spain," author Dee Day creates an immersive cultural journey through the diverse lands and vibrant traditions of Spain. With her vivid storytelling and extensive knowledge, Day provides an enriching experience for readers interested in delving deep into the heart of Spanish culture.

One of the striking aspects of this book is Day's meticulous research. She seamlessly weaves historical facts, folk stories, and personal anecdotes together, presenting a comprehensive overview of Spain's significant landmarks, including iconic cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. Moreover, her attention to detail allows readers to truly understand the distinct characteristics and flavors of each region, making them come alive inside the pages.

Day's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the cultural nuances of Spain readily understandable for readers of all backgrounds. Through her vivid descriptions of flamenco dancers, lively street festivals, and mouthwatering tapas, she successfully captures the essence of Spanish life, inviting readers to join her on a remarkable journey of discovery.

In addition to offering a window into the scenery and customs, "Getting to Know Spain" also delves into the Spanish people's way of life. By exploring topics such as siesta culture, family dynamics, and the strong influence of Catholicism, Day brings readers closer to understanding the soul of Spain. Through her interviews and encounters with locals, she presents their perspective on national identity, pride, and the delicate balance between tradition and modernity.

While the book is filled with captivating stories and fascinating facts, at times, the narrative structure feels slightly disjointed. The transitions between different chapters could have been smoother to maintain a more coherent flow throughout the reading experience. Despite this minor flaw, the overall content compensates for it, offering a wealth of knowledge and insight.

"Getting to Know Spain" by Dee Day is a delightful exploration of the country's rich heritage and dynamic society. Whether you are planning a trip to Spain or simply looking to immerse yourself in its culture from afar, Day's book is an invaluable resource. Her passion for Spain shines through every page, leaving readers inspired to embark on their own adventure to this mesmerizing Mediterranean land.

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Getting to Know

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Getting to know


by Dee Day



All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publishers. Published simultaneously in the Dominion of Canada by Longmans, Green & Company, Toronto.


The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance and hospitality of Direccion General del Turismo in all its offices in Spain, the Spanish State Tourist Department in New York, and Iberia Air Lines of Spain, without whose co operation the gathering of much of the material and the personal experience reflected in this book would have been impossible. A majority of the pictures were drawn from photographs by Herb Kratovil, taken especially for this book.

New York, 1957 Dee Day

Editor of this series: Sabra Holbrook

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Library of Congress Catalog Number: 57 7427


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