SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: January – ‘The Exile’ by Mark Oldfield

1954: Comandante Guzmán is out of favour and in exile. Franco’s one-time favourite secret policeman has been posted to the Basque country, a desolate backwater – in his eyes – of simmering nationalism, unlikely alliances and ancient vendettas. Guzmán was last here during the war, at the head of a platoon of bloodthirsty Moorish irregulars. Personally, he’d rather forget all that – but up in … Continue reading SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: January – ‘The Exile’ by Mark Oldfield