Voices of the Old Sea, Norman Lewis

  A classic work of anthropology by a classic travel writer. In the 1950’s the village of Farol in Catalonia is inhabited by leather-fearing fisherman and stray cats. Life centres around a feud with the dog village, and worries about the non-arrival of the tuna shoals. Then a black-marketeer arrives with designs on bringing tourism to the doomed beaches of Farol, and a thousand years of subsistence fishing are wiped out in a flash. It’s just lucky that Lewis produced this vivid documentary before it was too late.
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One thought on “Voices of the Old Sea, Norman Lewis

  1. Anne Barnett

    I just loved this book – it must have been really nice living in spain in the era before Spain became commercialised. We were lucky to see Side in Turkey before the Brits got there. I thought this a super read

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