JULIA BLACKBURN

Born in England in 1948. A British author of both fiction and non-fiction.

Born in England in 1948. A British author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is the daughter of poet Thomas Blackburn and artist Rosalie de Meric.

Julia Blackburn is the author of four books of non-fiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor’s Last Island, Daisy Bates in the Desert and Old Man Goya, and novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper’s Companions both of which were short listed for the Orange Prize. Most recently she published My Animals and Other Family (2007) and The Three of Us (2008).

She first came to Deia in 1961 with her mother and then returned many years later to live and work taking a job with Robert and Beryl Graves and living for some time in the village with the artist Herman Makkink.

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The winding road to sa calobra
driving

Sa Calobra Cala and Torrent

Astonishing winding drive through the mountains and gorges to the sea, a wonderful old Cala and the legendary Torrens de Paraix gorge which runs through 3000m through the mountains. This is one wonderful trip!

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Double Take Bodega

The old village bar with new proprietors and a new lease of life. The interior has been given a refurb , the menu has been simplified with excellent frites and now the

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