The Guardian interviews CJ Sansom

November 17, 2010

The author of the acclaimed SCW novel Winter in Madrid (reviewed earlier in The Volunteerspeaks with The Guardian‘s Sarah Crown:

for Sansom, the novel was, and is, a personal endeavour. Studying the period, he was “appalled – by the way the Spanish people were treated by Franco’s fascists, the church, the Spanish business and land-owning classes; by the way Spain was treated by the international powers; by how the Spanish people suffered afterwards, through Franco’s oppression. I wanted the book to be a tribute to them and what they went through.

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