Drought: A Novel

Author(s): Ronald Fraser


"He turned his back on the old man to mourn in silence this unnecessary death and his part in it; but the sight of the coffin brought anger instead ..." In 1957, burned-out journalist John leaves London to recover in the Andalusian haven of Benalamar. Here he finds a village that has not changed since the Civil War, but when a foreign businessman, Bob, comes with plans to develop the area, the community is sent into turmoil. As a time of drought threatens, Bob promises to build a reservoir but this has unforeseen consequences. When a local farmer, Miguel, commits suicide, John is sent off on an investigation that leads back into recent history, lost love, and civil war.


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One of the most respected, gifted and prolific British historians of Spain. "Guardian" An English oral historian known for his deftness at collecting and presenting ordinary people s experiences during momentous events like the Spanish Civil War. "New York Times""

Ronald Fraser (1930 - 2012) was the leading oral historian of twentieth-century Spain. He is the author of several books, including Napoleon's Cursed War, Blood of Spain and Tajos: The Story of a Village on the Costa del Sol.

General Fields

  • : 9781781688977
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : 0.567
  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

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  • : 256
  • : 823.92
  • : Paperback
  • : Ronald Fraser