In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes
In Hiding is the spellbinding story of a man who spent thirty years holed-up in his own home to escape execution. Manuel Cortes, a socialist and mayor of the village of Mijas in Andalusia, became a marked man once Franco's forces took power. Cortes stayed under cover until amnesty was decreed in 1969. This absorbing narrative, based on numerous in-depth interviews,...more
This account of his time in hiding, and the historical circumstances that led to it, was very educational (I don't know much about Spanish history and political economy) and ...more
The town, one of those annualy white washed glories of southern Spain is Mijas, 8KM north of Fuengirola [Costa del Sol].
No one casn 'hide' there today; a high spped road from the Coast has been built making it a tour bus delight.
Born in Hamburg to an upper-middle class British father and wealthy American mother, Fraser was educated at boarding school in England and the USA and undertook further ...more