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    In pursuit of the shadow of the wind

    Originally published on Litro Online “It was the early summer of 1945, and we walked through the streets of a Barcelona trapped beneath ashen skies as dawn poured over Rambla de Santa Monica in a wreath of liquid copper.” (The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon) Walk a bit further along Rambla de Santa Monica towards Calle Arco del Teatro and step through its arch. You will find yourself in a narrow alley. Even on a sunny summer’s day, these intricate, narrow streets that form so much of Barcelona’s old city are cooler, quieter, in shadow. On the day I…

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