10 Jun, 2015 @ 12:47
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Baird eastofmalagacover

Baird-eastofmalagacoverWHEN British journalist David Baird fled another Manchester winter in 1965, he sought refuge in the little-known town of Nerja.

There were only five other foreigners in Nerja that winter. Wine was 10 pesetas a litre and a three-course meal could be had for 60 pesetas.

He instantly fell in love with the area and has now explored almost every corner of Andalucia.

The latest fruit of his researches has just hit the market – a new edition of East of Malaga – Your guide to the Axarquía and Costa Tropical.

Covering the coast as well as lesser-known parts of the hinterland, including the Contraviesa, the Lecrín valley and the sierras Almijara and Tejeda, the Mail on Sunday said Baird’s book ‘contains everything you need to know about fiestas, sights, wine and food, places to stay’.

Priced €9.90, the guide is available at English-language bookshops, via Amazon or direct from the publisher, Maroma Press www.maromapress.wordpress.com.

Tom Powell

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  1. Amazon is asking $18.16 (16€, which is the same price asked by Amazon.es). If that seems excessive, look at Amazon in the UK — they want £20.99 (29€) for the book!

  2. Amazon (and other large online retailers) can change their prices up to a dozen times a day, depending on lots of different factors, such as demand for example. It may be a few pence, or sometimes more (or less).

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