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St George’s Day, the Catalonian Way

Get in the spirit of Catalonia by visiting Borough Market this Sunday, in celebration of St George’s Day.

The Catalonians say that roses grew out of the dragon slayed by St George, so for Sant Jordi’s Day men offer flowers to women – and in exchange women give books. So celebrate England’s patron saint the Catalonian way by visiting Borough Market on Sunday 21st April. There are plenty of cultural highlights including traditional food and performances and, of course, flowers and books.

Riverside Bookshop will be at the market with a great selection of Catalan literature in translation… the highlight of which, we hope you’ll agree, is Jordi Punti’s Lost Luggage.

So soak up the Catalonian atmosphere and pick up a copy of Lost Luggage!

http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/celebrating-st-georges-day-with-catalonia

http://www.llull.cat/offices/london/noticies_detall.cfm?id=29709&url=sant-jordi

For a taster of Lost Luggage, take a look at this brilliant extract.

The story of the four Christophers’ search for their father, and for an understanding of his life on the roads of Europe, is picking up well-deserved praise. The Daily Mail say it is “Inventive, absorbing and beautifully written”, the Express call it “an outstanding read”, Dazed & Confused call Jordi “a tactical mastermind”, and Easy Living add that this is “an utterly absorbing tale of family, friendship, love and loss”. We’re not surprised by the plaudits, as this is a novel that we are very proud to publish.  We hope you’re keen to read it!