Brilliant, funny, powerfully evocative the young English author of Duende! and his Spanish wife set out to create a magical garden high in remote Spanish mountains.
Jason Webster was born near San Francisco in 1970 and brought up in England and Germany. After spells in Italy and Egypt, he moved to Spain. Duende! A Journey in Search of Flamenco (2003) was described as 'a great book' (Guardian), and 'one of the best books ever written on Spain' (Literary Review). Andalus- Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain (2005) also got rave reviews - 'Essential reading' (Daily Mail), 'Fast paced and exciting' (Independent) - while Guerra- Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War (2006) was called 'Moving and succinct... generous and humane' (Sunday Telegraph) and 'Written with considerable power and beauty' ( Sunday Times). Jason has appeared in several TV documentaries on Spain, and writes for The Observer, Sunday Times, Guardian and New Statesman. His wife, Salud, is an actress and flamenco dancer from Valencia- their wedding is the climax of the current book's narrative.