Spain, 80 years ago…and the truth about blogging!

One of the best “indie” authors of our time. Even she hates blogging her blog is worth reding

Jana Petken

Keep reading to the end. You might see me opening up in this, my dreaded blog date.

spanish_civil_warI’ve been watching the news, specifically the segments about the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Over the space of 48 hours, almost 200 people have been killed and more than 3,000 people arrested. Whilst I watched and listened, it struck me that the uprising’s leaders bore a lot of similarities to the leaders of the Spanish uprising of 1936. In fact, the way the Turkish military began their attempted coup, might have been taken out of the Spanish generals’ playbook. The big difference between the two, however, is that the Spanish coup succeeded and spiralled the country into a horrific civil war.

Spain is a magnificent country with beautiful coastlines, which play host to millions of tourists  every year. It is home to Ex Patriots attracted to the slow, relaxed way of life. Its people are tolerant, secular, and…

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