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Un hotel a la costa (Tossa de Mar, 1933-1939)

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L’any 1934, la jove i inquieta Nancy Johnstone i el seu marit, Archie Johnstone, van decidir fer un canvi de vida radical i abandonar Londres per construir un hotel a Tossa de Mar. Eren temps de descoberta d’un paisatge i d’un país, però aviat l’interès turístic dels hostes anglesos va donar pas a la visita de corresponsals de guerra, de poetes i pintors simpatitzants amb ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tusquets
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Pere
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Una autèntica  joia aquesta obra a mig camí entre la novela històrica i el que seria una autobiografia novelada. Ens parla de l'arribada a Catalunya d'una parella d'anglesos, l'Archie i la Nancy Johnstone, que queden tan enamorats de Tossa que decideixen comprar un terreny per construir-hi un hotel.

La visió, en clau un pel humorística, de la Catalunya i dels catalans de l'any 1934 que en fa l'autora a la primera part del llibre, resulta una autèntica delícia. Es aquesta primera part del llibre u
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Joaquim Alvarado
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
El millor del llibre és que tenim a les mans una font històrica, un dietari de primera mà de la percepció de la Guerra Civil en una població costanera catalana, fora dels interessos bèl·lics dels feixistes. El text és molt difús, la lectura es fa pesada, però diferents apunts de l'autora, com l'estiueig abans del turisme de masses, les relacions entre els primers turistes i els tossencs, l'hostilitat de la premsa anglesa cap a la causa republicana, les lluites internes a la reraguarda, els confl ...more
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