Spiders and Silicon

Pat Neil returns to the travel section with The Spider on the Differential,  the much anticipated sequel to ‘Spain in Cold Storage’, as she delves further into the experience of sixties Spain. Donkeys, differentials and (almost) dead clients… Meanwhile, the latest in-depth arts interview sees Nicola Moir quiz hot Australian art duo The Silicon Artists … Continue reading

(Re)history: the border-lands

This month, we have heard from two British writers, Pat Neil and Allan Massie, discussing two sites that retain traces of reality and metaphor; that are removed from us by history and made close by memory – Massie on di Chirico’s Rome, and Neil on Franco’s Madrid. These sites remain real – the cities exist. Although … Continue reading

Spain in Cold Storage

  A tired hungry country when I was first there in 1960, hungry for everything – freedom of speech , information, prosperity, food. The old man’s dead hand clamped over every aspect of life. Or tried to. Even as a young naïve extranjera I managed to discover pockets of resistance… NLP’s first travel literature feature is here! … Continue reading