Lovely Jan and I are planning another research trip, probably for sometime in June. Part of the action in ‘Expulsion’ takes place in Valladolid which was the capital of Spain for about five years at the beginning of the 17th century. I won’t tell you what happens there in the novel because that might spoil your read – I’m sure you’ll buy it!
Lovely Jan wants to stay in some of the Paradors while in Spain so that’s probably what we’ll do. To hell with the expense! I’m not sure yet how we’ll get there. We may go on the Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry but I’d prefer to drive all the way. Anyway, I’ll report back on how we get on.