well read: Marching Spain

Marching Spain is V.S. Pritchett's acclaimed account of his 300 mile trek across the Iberian peninsula in 1927. The book  recounts Pritchett's long walk from the border town of Badajoz in the south to Vigo in the north, describing a country deeply isolated from the outside world but where the locals he met, despite their own poor circumstances, received him with unfailing courtesy and hospitality, as well as more than a little curiosity. Available via Abebooks here