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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April 23rd

It's Book day here in Spain on Wednesday because on 23 April 1616 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra author of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha died and Spaniards make a big thing of Don Quijote and Cervantes.

And on that same day in 1616 William Shakespeare also cast off this mortal coil.

Maggie gets a day off work on Wednesday. She thinks it's to celebrate St Georges day for the one English person in town - she may be right. St George is also the patron saint of Catalunya, the area that contains Barcelona.

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