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The Xàbia Book Circle was founded in the late 1980s by an intrepid group of book lovers from different countries and backgrounds, who settled in the Marina Alta area of Spain's Costa Blanca and who wanted to share their love of reading with fellow bibliophiles.

Following the death of our webmaster, Rod Davis, on 9 October 2022, this website will be inactive until further notice.

September 2022


A portrait of modernists
A century before covid and climate change, the planet was rattled by World War I and the “Spanish” flu. It was an era of breakthroughs, from cars, planes and radio broadcasts to Stalin, insulin and the BBC. Writers and artists responded by churning out equally chaotic and disturbing works. In literature, this new movement was called Modernism, from Ulysses to The Waste Land, and it will be explored by members Alma Dorndorf and Tim Upton at the next Xàbia Book Circle meeting on Tuesday 13 Sept.
Xàbia Centro Social, C/ Rafael Echagüe 5, at 6:30 for 7 pm (open to all for 2€),
to be followed by drinks and tapas.
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The writer Javier Marías, author of novels including

A Heart So White,

All Souls,

Dark Back of Time

and Tomás Nevinson, has died in Madrid at the age of 70.

Click here to download his obituary (from El Pais)

Contributed by Jane Sargeant.

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