Seville 12

Seville Episode 12 Travel Writers on Seville

Glimpses of Seville, past and present

First, some short quotations including one from Lord Byron, who famously praised the city for its ‘oranges and women’ and another from Jan Morris who wrote more poetically of the air which was ‘heavy with jasmine and orange blossom’. Then, time is devoted to five writers of longer accounts. Enjoy hearing, for example, abour Richard Ford’s ‘Handbook for Travellers in Spain’, written in the 1830s, Laurie Lee’s account of walking through Andalucia in the 1930s and the writings of Jason Webster and Edward Lewine whose more recent travelogues focus on a search for the country’s arabic roots and its bullfighting tradition respectively.