Heartbeat: A journey through the fiestas of Spain

Simon Prichard's unique quest in search of 'fiesta forever' takes him to the soul of Spain. Among many other quirky local festivals, he attends a medieval scourging, a drunken tree-climbing contest and a parade by cross-dressing soldiers. He is also beaten with burning torches by an entire village. Simon learns a lot about Spain's genius for celebration - and some surprising things about himself. More

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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Europe » Spain
Published: June 21, 2013
Words: 60,850
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301909452
About Simon Prichard

Having tried and failed to make a living as a stand-up comedian, I ran catering exhibitions and worked for a digital design agency before becoming a freelance writer. Heartbeat is the story of my mid-life attempt to rekindle a love affair with Spain that I had foolishly abandoned fifteen years before.

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