Tag Archives: Charles Marriott

Grey People in a Grey Land

Quick Quotes 13. The following is taken from Charles Marriott’s A Spanish Holiday (1908).  Returning home to England after a long holiday in Spain, Marriott felt strangely out of place. The effect of being transported from Spain to England with … Continue reading

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Mishap on a Train

Quick Quotes 10. The following is taken from Charles Marriott’s A Spanish Holiday (1908), and takes place on a train journey from Toledo to Madrid. It must have been here that we were joined by a Civil Guard, more approachable … Continue reading

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A Bad Afternoon

Quick Quotes 9. The following is taken from Charles Marriott’s A Spanish Holiday (1908): In our anxiety to see the pictures in the Prado Museum we disregarded the friendly counsel of the gentleman from the Embassy and foolishly set out … Continue reading

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Too Hot in Spain

Quick Quotes 8. The following is taken from Charles Marriott’s A Spanish Holiday (1908): In our anxiety to see the pictures in the Prado Museum we disregarded the friendly counsel of the gentleman from the Embassy and foolishly set out … Continue reading

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Around Spain in a Blue Serge Suit

Snippets 89. Charles Marriott (1869-1957) was a writer of fiction with five novels to his name by the time he travelled to Spain and wrote about his experiences there in 1908. A Spanish Holiday is a travel journal detailing his … Continue reading

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The Rogue Tram Conductor

Snippets 65. Charles Marriott (1869-1957) was a writer of fiction with five novels to his name by the time he travelled to Spain and wrote about his experiences there in 1908. A Spanish Holiday is a travel journal detailing his … Continue reading

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