- ALY MONROE
Links to websites and blogs
An excellent guide to the Spanish Civil War is:
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, by Antony Beevor , published by Phoenix
For a biography of Franco himself, you can do no better than:
Franco: A Biography, by Paul Preston, published by Fontana
Films about this time include:
Pan's Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro ( set in 1944, the same year as The Maze of Cadiz), this story is told through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl.
and, my favourite:
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) directed by Victor Erice, and set around 1940, with a six year old girl as the main character.
Interesting that both films should use young girls for stories with such a grim setting.