Bryan and I were at a festival in Sagunto at the weekend. I’m delighted to say that our three books together to date have been well received in Spain. Sufragista, the Spanish version of Sally Heathcote Suffragette, has gone down particularly well, gaining two awards in 2015. It was an honour to receive an award from the festival director, Fran García, for the ‘creative coherence’ of our work together.
It was a great festival with a lively bunch of people. A big thank you to the organisers and volunteers for looking after us and keeping us fed and watered!
Sagunto is an ancient town not far from Valencia. We were treated to a tour of the sights (and the sites) by the creative couple Elena Uriel and Sento Llebell, whose home is right on the doorstep of the Roman amphitheatre there.
It was incredibly windy!
Before and after the festival weekend, we had time for sightseeing in Valencia, both the old city and the new space-age museum and opera-house district.