Spanish & Latin American Literature Christmas gift ideas in London

Here is our selection of Spanish titles available to buy at London’s European Book Shop which we recommend to you for Christmas. We hope you find something you would like to give as a Christmas gift or even as a treat for yourself!

El Cuaderno de Maya. After the success of The Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende’s literary comeback tells the story of yet another remarkable woman. Maya is an adolescent with an extraordinary stength who will have to face herself after falling into an obscure world. She will have to confront all her fears and her past to change her life and look forward. Written in a diary format, develops an interesting contrast between the urban backstage of Las Vegas and the rural Island of Chiloé. £18.25 Buy Here

Juanes, La Fuerza de La Palabra. Although half of the world dances to the rhythm of his songs and his fans consider him to be a hearthrob, Juanes defies all clichés of a handsome Latino man. During the eight chapters of the book, we discover the different sides of Juanes: a singer, an activist who fights for human rights, his concern over the armed conflict taking place in Colombia and for the children of his country… The book is completed with many text boxes with facts about this music star. £11.75  BUY HERE

The new Spanish grammar suitable for all audiences… and all pockets. This is an abridged, simplified and more popular version of the Nueva gramática de la lengua española. Keeping the doctrinal essence and terminology of the extended version, its contents are expressed briefly and clearly in order to reach the widest possible readership. In short, it is addressed to all those that need to solve any doubts about Spanish without necessarily having a strong grammatical background. £16.95 BUY HERE

Soldados de Salamina. In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad. Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can hear a search party and their dogs hunting him down. The branches move and he finds himself looking into the eyes of a militiaman, and faces death for the second time that day. But the unknown soldier simply turns and walks away. Sanchez Mazas becomes a national hero and the soldier disappears into history. £16.25 BUY HERE

Tu Rostro Manana. “Your Face Tomorrow” is an extraordinary meditation on our ability to know our fellow human beings, and to save ourselves from fever and pain. “Your Face Tomorrow”, Javier Marias’s dazzling unfolding magnum opus is a novel in three parts which began with “Fever and Spear” (Chatto 2005). Described as an ‘intriguing and audacious experiment’ (“Sunday Times”) and an ‘outstanding spy novel of ideas’ (“Independent”). Now for the first time, the three parts have been collected in one volume. £28.25 . BUY HERE

5,000 Ideas to Travel to Spain. This guide helps the traveller to find the best options when travelling to Spain. It includes fantastic photographies, detailed maps in full color and countless tips and indications in order not to miss the best landscapes, the most interesting villages or the tastier regional dishes. £20.50 . BUY HERE

La Rosa Escondida. After selling more than 300,000 copies of her first two books, the author of Un burka por amor and Amor cruel returns with a new novel based on a true story. The book is based on the heart-wrenching story of an immigrant who flees the Bosnian war to go to Spain. After leaving behind violence, the loss of loved ones, and bitter disillusionment, Zehera wants to start a new life, but her courage and ability to overcome adversity won.t be enough to defeat the mafias, racial hatred and desire for vengeance which she encounters. Only through her strong bond with her sister, the unconditional friendship of a Spanish woman who saves her life and a new love, will she be able to rise above the cruel fate that will confront her with her past. £12.75 BUY HERE

La Cupula del Mundo. The story of both an impossible love affair and a king’s ambition, at the same time making an accurate and passionate portrait of the dark Europe of the 13th Century. The intrigues of the Castillian Court meet the pagan rites of the northern lands… £13.50 BUY HERE

Caligrafia de Los Suenos. Mid 1940s. Ringo is a 15 years old kid that spends a lot of time in señora Paquita’s bar, a tabern in the neighbourhood of Gracia. There he will witness the love story between Vicky Mir and Mr Alonso. She is a mature lady, a professional masseuse Mr Alonso, a 50 year old handsome man, started to see to treat an injury. Ringo watches life going on at the bar and he becomes a narrator. £21.95 BUY HERE

Tierra de Vinos / Wine Tool Kit. This box set is the perfect gift for wine lovers. It includes a book with all the information about Spanish wines. The book comes in a case in silver and bourdeaux tones and accompanied with some indispensable tools for the wine aficionado: a corkscrew, a metal drip ring, a cork and a pourer. £26.25 BUY HERE

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