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Maroma Press

Maroma Press specialises in themes relating to southern Spain, including fiction and non-fiction.

Born and educated in Oswestry, Shropshire, David Baird has worked for publications around the world, from Britain and Australia to Hong Kong and Canada. As a foreign correspondent, he has contributed articles to The Economist, The Guardian, the New York Times, Maclean's Magazine, and many other publications. For the past few years he has been based in southern Spain.

His books include historical works, several guidebooks and works of fiction. He has twice been awarded Spain's national prize for non-Spanish travel writers.

Between Two Fires – Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras is  a poignant factual account of the impact of a virtually unreported guerrilla war which raged in southern Spain in the 1940s. It has won praise from historians Ian Gibson and Paul Preston. 

Meticulously researched, East of Malaga — Essential guide to the Axarquia and Costa Tropical is the first English guide to one of the most attractive corners of southern Spain. It offers a wealth of information on local history, rich traditions and memorable sights.  

>Sunny Side Up - The 21st century hits a Spanish village offers an often humorous, sometimes tragic, factual insight into life in rural Andalusia.

David's novels include Don't Miss The Fiesta! This reveals the ancient feuds lurking beneath the placid surface of a remote Spanish village. An expatriate finds himself caught up in primitive passions, leading to a chilling climax. 

Typhoon Season is a fast-paced thriller set in Hong Kong. In the last days of empire murderous forces are at work in the British colony. A body floating in the South China Sea, a missing heroin stash, corruption in high places...

Maroma Press books are available on order from bookshops and from Amazon. Signed copies can be obtained direct from the publisher ( For more details check the website:

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