When Annie's boyfriend bought a cave house in northern Andalucia where gypsies train horses to dance, she took up residence and started learning to ride gypsy style. Annie's exciting new neighbour was a professional Flamenco dancer who had given up dancing to learn the art of equestrian showmanship - to ride the white horses of Andalucia, 'the noblest and most beautiful horse in the world'. In this historically rich area, where subsistence farms surround quaintly dilapidated towns with lavish churches, the relationship between the Spanish and gypsy communities merges, giving way to a life of vibrant glamour. With expert storytelling and exuberant wit, Caulfield explores the place and the people in a travelogue that will appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of giving up the mundane for an adventurous new life abroad.
Annie Caulfield was born in Northern Ireland and currently divides her time between London and Andalucia. Her published books include Show Me The Magic, Irish Blood, English Heart, Ulster Fry and Katie Milk Solves Crimes And So On. She writes and presents for entertainment, travel and current affairs programmes on television and radio. Her travel writing appears in The Guardian and The Independent.