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This digging up of the past marks Giles Tremlett's starting point for a series of essays on Spain, loosely presented as a travel book, exploring some of the more intriguing aspects of the country through its history, taking in everything from flamenco to Basque nationalism. After years working as the Guardian's Madrid correspondent, he has amassed a treasure trove of fascinating information and anecdotes. Larman (2017). "Isabella of Castile by Giles Tremlett review – she fought and conquered" . Retrieved 23 June 2018. In 2010 he published a biography of Catherine of Aragon, the Spanish infanta who became Henry VIII's first wife, with Faber and Faber in London and Walker in New York. Catherine of Aragon was BBC Radio 4's " Book of the Week" and was short-listed for the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize. It has been translated into Spanish, Russian and Polish.Tremlett is a twin. He moved around the world from an early age, following his father Colonel Edward Tremlett to postings in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey and Germany. It is appropriate, therefore, to try to get to grips with this most complex of nations by delving into its history. Its 'ghosts' are one of the keys to understanding Spain and, after a lengthy period of denying their existence, it seems the Spanish are waking up to this fact. The clearest example of this new trend has been the recent opening up of some of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mass graves that dot the countryside dating from the civil war. Estimates put the number of bodies in these unmarked ditches at 30,000. They are, almost all, men and women killed during the Francoist repression, a dirty secret Spain has done its best to forget. Now, though, a handful have been excavated and the murdered victims given proper burial. Varadarajan, Tunku (7 October 2022). "'España' Review: Spanish Empire and Its Aftermath". Wall Street Journal. His biography of Isabella of Castile – the Spanish queen who sent Columbus to the Americas – was published in 2017. [4] It won the Elizabeth Longford Prize in 2018. [5] It was a top-selling history book in Spain in 2018 and has also been translated into Portuguese and Chinese. [ citation needed]

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Grimes, William (21 February 2007). "In the Land of Flamenco, Civil War’s Buried Bones". The New York Times. verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ He has been a guest lecturer on journalism or contemporary Spanish history and participant in seminars at numerous universities, including Oxford, MIT and Stanford.

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Tremlett hits his stride, though, in his retelling of the events surrounding the Madrid train bombings in March 2004. The links with Al-Andalus and the Reconquista, underlined both by the terrorists and the then prime minister, José María Aznar, are woven into the narrative. He graduated in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford in 1984 and has also studied at the Universities of Barcelona and Lisbon. He had his first taste of Spanish life when he lived in Barcelona for two years in the mid-1980s. After a period in Lisbon and then in London he returned to Spain in the mid-1990s. He was The Guardian's correspondent for Spain, Portugal and the Maghreb for a dozen years. He was also Madrid correspondent for The Economist for a decade until 2016. In 2012 he was voted Correspondent of the Year by the Madrid International Press Club. He has been a regular current affairs commentator for Spanish broadcasters, including state-owned TVE television, La Sexta and the country's biggest radio station, Cadena SER, as well as contributing to newspapers like El País or El Mundo. He was co-founder and curator of the Docubeats documentary project at The Guardian and El País. Stegemann, Luke (January–February 2021). "The dry run: a brilliant study of folly and ambition". Australian Book Review. 428: 30–31.

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Ghosts of Spain contains some real gems, including the story of Hildegart Rodríguez who was brought up by an ambitious mother to be a child prodigy. She edited her first newspaper aged 14 and founded the League for Sexual Reform, only for her mother to shoot her dead in a jealous rage while she slept. His book Ghosts of Spain: Travels through a country's hidden past (2007) [3] was translated into five languages. Find sources: "Giles Tremlett"– news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR ( March 2023) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) Tremlett is author of five works of history and non-fiction that have been translated into half a dozen languages. He won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2018. He has held various roles for The Guardian, including as chief correspondent in Iberia and as a Long Reads writer. [2] He previously wrote for The Economist. He was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics for five years from 2016. Giles E.H. Tremlett (born Plymouth, 1962) [1] is a historian, author and journalist based in Madrid, Spain.

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