In Beyond the Duero an Englishman in Extremadura describes this distant Spanish region of storks, breadcrumbs, acorns, conquistadors, black pigs and butchery, in a series of amusing, inquisitive, and sometimes provocative articles; whilst also casting an occasional eye over the rest of Iberia, Europe, and at times the world.


Extremadura, the land beyond the Duero river, is a remote, rugged, largely unknown part of Spain; with a breathtaking natural beauty, outstanding heritage, rich classical history, and distinctive gastronomy.

February 2020

14|02|2020 in Read, Festivals 01 February 2020
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love... Robert Fulghum
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Orihuela in Iberia, Blood sports, Spain 01 February 2020
Paco and José Antonio strut confidently down Calle Miguel Hernández. Heads high, in either purple or pink shell suit tops, each with a chicken tucked like a silver plated trophy under their chests. The birds’ glassy eyes fixed unhesitatingly forward, their skinny breasts cradled along the forearms of their victorious owners. In an ordinary neighbourhood of Orihuela, the street is named after the Republican martyr of the Civil War. At the end of the road his family’s modest house stands...
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I'd never done Valentine's Day before. We didn't celebrate it in Catholic School. I understood Valentine's Day, as a concept. The naked baby shoots you with an arrow and you fall in love... Trevor Noah

Every article is published as a unique collector’s limited edition book, they’re hand made from the highest quality inks and paper, in both English and Spanish. There is also a selection of limited edition giclée prints. Check-out the shop and see what’s available.