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Trafalgar Square 2009

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The Prophesy

      The Prophesy   Some three hundred years ago a wise and learned man resided in Alqueria. That is to say he was wise and learned compared to the norm in the village. He mastered joined-up writing and could walk and talk at the same time. El Creído was his name and this…
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Famous for Fifteen Minutes

Famous for Fifteen Minutes Jóse Prataña was on the prowl for copy. His newspaper, El Trapo Nacional was at a low ebb, not much news and all the improvised stories had led to legal action. Jóse was on the lookout for a good story and Alqueria usually obliged. However the Village was temporarily out of…
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The Strange Case of The Hurting Feet

The Strange Case of The Hurting Feet “My feet hurt Antonio, I have much discomfort from these shoes” “Look at the height of these heels Manuela, these aren't walking shoes, these aren't shoes. Oh why do you wear them Manuela?” “I have to Antonio, because I'm a girl” “Yes I did spot that Manuela. But…
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Remitroot: Its Origins and Uses.

Remitroot: Its Origins and Uses. Remitroot is a difficult plant to cultivate, many have tried but few succeed however the rewards for successfully growing this singular shrub are many. Products derived from Remitroot fetch premium prices the world over. The plant's botanical name is Remitus Radix, it grows to a maximum height of one metre…
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The Monks of Alqueria

The Monks of Alqueria Alquerian society is seen as godless, debauched and anarchic by the more sanctimonious observer. While most would agree it sounds like terrific fun the Monks of the order of St Jude the Daft, decided to save our wayward Pueblo. The people of Alqueria, seizing their chance sold the Monks, who were…
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A photo journey
through Spain


Written by:
John MacDonald
Patricia Díaz Pereda.

ISBN 978-1-909612-70-9
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by John MacDonald



Moving on a pavement artist. London. 2009