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Intrigued by the events of February 1937 in Malaga

Intrigued by the events of February 1937 in Malaga
  • It was while working on an oral history on women in contemporary Spain that one of Joan Fallon's interviewees started to tell her about the massacre on the Malaga-Almeria road in February 1937, the subject of one of her books

It was while working on an oral history on women in contemporary Spain that one of Joan's interviewees started to tell her about the massacre on the Malaga-Almeria road in February 1937, the subject of one of her books.

The woman's own father had been caught up in the events and Joan was so intrigued by what she had to say, she suspended the research on the book she was writing and devoted herself to telling this tragic story.

The historical details in Spanish Lavender were carefully researched, even down to the state of the weather that month.

“I have tried to give an accurate picture of the events of February 1937 in Malaga ,” Joan explains.