Santana Books from Spain

Great books on Spain, written by the experts, from Santana Books.

The Story of SpainThe Story of Spain
By Mark Williams

The dramatic history of Spain from the caves of Altamira to the present day. A story of kings and poets, saints and conquistadors, emperors and revolutionaries. The author re-creates the drama, excitement and pathos of Spain's colorful history in a highly readable form.
(272 pages). Illustrated


You and the Law in Spain
By David Searl

This complete up-to-date readable guide to Spanish law answers hundreds of questions of vital importance to foreigners living in Spain or planning to move here. Now in its twelfth edition, it is packed with expert information and advice on taxes, work permits, cars, banking, property and lots more. (286 pages)


Cooking in Spain
By Janet Mendel 

The definitive guide to cooking in Spain, with more than 400 great traditional recipes. Complete information on regional specialities and culinary history, how to buy the best at the market, English-Spanish glossary and handy conversion guide. (376 pages). Illustrated

The Spanish Property Guide
By David Searl

An essential guide for both property owners and potential buyers that sets out basic rules, laws and practices for buying, selling, building and renting property. Vital information is given on taxes, estate agents, mortgages, financing and much more. (Incorporating The Spanish Property Owners' Community Handbook).
(300 pages)

Tapas and More Great Dishes From Spain
By Janet Mendel
Photographs: John James Wood

This striking cookbook is a celebration of the sunny flavors of Spain - olive oil, garlic, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood - in an attractive presentation of more than 50 classic recipes from Spain's premier cookbook author, fully illustrated with stunning colour photographs. 

Expand your Spanish
By Linda Hall de Gonzalez

Tackle the dreaded Spanish subjunctive and chuckle at the same time? You can with this book. The author keeps you smiling as she leads you through the minefield of Spanish grammar. Not a language book in the conventional sense, but it will help you over the obstacles that put many people off learning the language.
(240 pages). Illustrated

Made in Andalucía
Arts and crafts of Southern Spain
By Bob and Ruth Carrick

Andalusia has been rich in arts and crafts for centuries and this tradition is carried on today in countless workshop scattered throughout the region, often in hidden villages seldom visited by outsiders. Made in Andalucía opens up this fascinating world and guides you to more than 200 workshop, where you can meet the artisans and buy their crafts at unbeatable prices. (240 pages, illustrated).

Andalusian Landscapes
By Tim Gartside

This outstanding book of colour photographs is a tribute to the astonishing collage of colors and textures in the Andalusian landscape. It captures the charm of remote villages and lonely farmhouses, fields ablaze with sunflowers and meadows full of poppies, the sun on the high sierras and the play of light on olive groves.


By Bob Carrick

This unique guide reviews 55 great places where you can eat good, hearty food in a country setting at half the price you would pay for a meal in a conventional restaurant - and all within a short drive from the Costa del Sol.


Gardening in Spain
By Marcelle Pitt

Your most valuable tool for successful gardening in Spain. How to plan your garden, what to plant, when and how to plant it, how to make the most of flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs.
(216 pages). Illustrated.

A Selection of Wildflowers of Southern Spain
By Betty Molesworth Allen

Southern Spain is host to a very rich variety of wildflowers in widely diverse habitats, some species growing nowhere else. This book describes more than 200 common plants of the region, each illustrated in full colour with simple text for easy identification and enjoyment. (260 pages). Illustrated.

Caring for Your Pet in Spain
By Erny and Peter Harrison

A practical guide that tells foreign residents how to protect their dogs, cats and other pets from unfamiliar diseases and create an environment in which their pets can live happy, healthy lives in Spain. (144 pages)

Nord Riley´s SPAIN
By Nord Riley

The funniest book every written on expatriate life in Spain. Long-time resident Nord Riley makes expats laugh at situations they find themselves in all the time, while reminding them with good humour that their chosen home, wrinkles and all, is a good place to be. (224 pages).

Walking in Andalucia
By Guy Hunter-Watts

A guide to 34 walks in six of Andalusia´s natural parks. All of the full and half-day walks, many of them virtually unknown, start from beautiful villages. The book also includes easy-to-follow detailed route notes with times, distances and gradings, full colour maps and photographs for each walk, and advice on what to pack, when to walk and the best places to stay and eat in each area. (258 pages)
Illustrated with colour photography and maps.


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