Libreria Raimundo Cadiz

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A personal, skewed, highlight of Cádiz is Libreria Raimundo, a densely-packed treasure trove of secondhand books with a great name. One end of the Plaza San Francisco shop is dedicated to newer – or much older – more expensive books, the other (the Mercadillo) is messier, friendlier, and cheaper. Along with some Spanish pulp fiction, the latest haul includes Agatha Christie’s Maldad Bajo el Sol, Daphne du Maurier’s Monte Bravo, and James Hilton’s Almas en la Sombre. Hilton is the author of Goodbye, Mr Chips, and Lost Horizons; given the freedom with which titles aren’t so much translated but plucked from the air, this novel turns out to be The Dawn of Reckoning (1925). As we’re in the clouds today it’s going to be perfect Saturday reading . . . with a cup of tea, and a packet of galletas.

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