'Most political analyses are conducted at 10,000 feet. Not
so New Spanish Revolutions. Ever eager to get his hands dirty, Christopher
Finnigan throws himself into the world of Spain’s grassroot political movements
with dexterity and determination. The result is an enormously engaging,
politically varied and, above all, vividly lived account of political turmoil
currently engulfing the country. A timely reminder in an age of populism and
personality that politics is ultimately about people – real people, living real
lives, fighting for real change.'
'Spain has always fascinated and mystified outsiders in equal measure, not least in the intensity of the debates that have polarised its communities over the past decade. At last, we have a companionable and informed guide: whether attending a demonstration in Madrid, listening to arguments for Catalan independence in Barcelona or on a coach trip to the Valley of the Fallen, he reveals a nation moving towards its future, still haunted by its past.'
James Attlee, author of Guernica: Painting the End of the World