Contents

Cover

Prologue

I The Vagrant

1 The Carlist Civil War

2 George Borrow: the Genius in a Nutshell

3 Benedict Mol

4 Of Truth, Mistrust and Treasure Hunts

II The Looters

5 The Storm of Andoche Junot

6 Lies and Looters

7 The French Connection

8 Soult in Oporto.

The Silver of Saint James

10 Red Herring, Rara Avis

III The Search

11 Narrative Fraud

12 The City of Santiago

13 The Pauper from the Machine

14 Canon and Blunderbuss

15 A Zahori in the Cárcel de Corte

16 His Excellency Alejandro Mon

17 A Farewell in Madrid

18 The Chapel of San Roque

19 The Opulent Cesspool

IV The Aftermath

20 The Fall of Mon

21 The Spanish Twilight

22 The Treasure of Ney

23 The Grim Reaper

Epilogue

Appendices

1 From George Borrow’s The Bible in Spain, chapter 42

2 Press reports and other primary sources

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements

 

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