The Gray Notebook

A diary from nearly a century ago about the life of a student from Palafrugell does not sound very appealing. Yet this is Josep Pla's masterpiece, one of the best-loved books in Catalan literature

Reproduction of the sculpture of the Lady of Elche, at “El Huerto del Cura”.  Archive

A southern oasis

A prolific travel writer fascinated by all things exotic, waxes poetic about the delights of Elx.

Port de Soller, 19th century. Archive

Back on terra firma

After a rough passage from Barcelona, a 19th century lady enjoys the simple delights Mallorca has to offer

A family of Spanish migrants having lunch in their housein the suburbs of Barcelona.  RAFAEL USERO PRIVATE COLLECTION

The other Catalans

Paco Candel's book 'Els altres catalans', published 50 years ago, remains a key account of the lives of Spanish migrants who moved to Catalonia's suburbs

Street Market in Mallorca. Archive

A casual delight

Coincidence provides this Edwardian writer with a chance to chronical the celebration of Inca's festival on the island of Mallorca

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