LA DIVISA

La Divisa is the  leading English language publication on taurine matters and the CTL bi-monthly magazine. There are news items, personal reports of corridas, translations of foreign articles, illustrations, and original articles debating taurine themes.La Divisa is read by our members worldwide and each magazine averages 50 pages.

The contents of recent editions of La Divisa are listed below. Click here to access the archive of some of the articles featured in these and in previous issues of the magazine.



La Divisa No.229 March/April 2016 released, featuring the questions of the January Quiz, Fionn O'Brien's obituary, details of the Madrid San Isidro Lunch, Annual Treasure's report, and articles on Garci-Grande, PepeIllo, Talavera and other sections including Editorial and "Lunch with..." interview



La Divisa No.228 January/February 2016 released, including the Prizewinners of the CTL 2015  Photographic competition




La Divisa 220 - September/October 2014
Editors - Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: El Batán
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
A Disastrous Miurada - Richard Dangar
José Tomás: The Return - Mike Penning
My San Isidro 2014 - Andrew Moore
Pamplona – The First Five Days – David Penton
Pamplona: drug or disease? - Herbert Wiese
Feria de la Madeleine, Mont de Marsan 2014 - Richard Dangar, Ivan Moseley & Jock Richardson
A Day of Bulls in El Puerto - Neville Tindale
Stories from Saint Vincent and Santiago - Tristan Wood
Feria de Azpeitia 2014 - Jock Richardson & Ivan Moseley
On the History of the Origin and Development of Bullfights in Spain - Nicolás Femández de Moratin (translated by Roy Gittings)
“The Pyrenees no longer exist”. Bullfights in Brussels. 1853 (Part l: The Preparations) - Ivan Moseley
Lunch with Michael Wigram – David Penton
Book Review: Olé! - Richard Dangar
Cites y Remates - Hugh Hosch, Chris Penning, Sarah Watson
Letters to the Editors
Club News
More Photos of José Tomás at Granada - Mike Penning
July Novilleros


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La Divisa 219 - July/August 2014
Editors - Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Early Book Lessons About Bulls
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Thumbs Up from Ivan - David Fisher
Daniel Luque y Manuel Escribano mano a mano en Sevilla - Mark Fleming-Williams
Controversy in Málaga - David Penton
Delights of the Crau - Jacob Plieth
Six Days in Aguascalientes - Jock Richardson
Aranjuez – Escape from Las Ventas - David Penton
Four Days of Art in Madrid – and Lola The Cat - Rosannah Smith
A Week in Madrid - Jock Richardson & Mike Kelly
Hail Fire Bull, Son of Apis! - Pieter Hildering
The Bulls Come to Normandy - Ivan Moseley
An Afición of Sorts - Anthony McAlister
Lunch with Jacob Plieth - David Penton
Toreo de Salón and Tienta in Sevilla - Andrew Wilson
Unexpected Pleasures in the Line of Duty - Herbert Wiese
2014 San Isidro Lunch - Sarah Watson
CTL Group Visit to Brunete - Andrew Moore
CTL June Meeting: An Evening with Robert Elms - Andrew Wilson
Catrina Calling
Club News
Letter to the Editors - Patricia Hamilton, Henry Taylor, Janet Fisher, Hugh Hosch, Pete Davis


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La Divisa 218 - May/June 2014
Editors - Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial - More Than A Matter of Emphasis
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Las Fallas de Valencia 2014: The Early Stages - Jock Richardson
Las Fallas: Entering the Final Phase - Sam Graham
Las Fallas: The Final Flourish - David Penton
Hazem Al Masri El Sirio- A Syrian Torero in Valencia - Robert Reid
A New Season Gets Underway - Tristan Wood
Two Corridas in Castellón, March 2014 - Jock Richardson
"An Outstanding Example of Bad Taste on The Part Of Our Neighbours" - Ivan Mosely
Obituary: Lars Swärd (1941-2014) –Claes Karlzén
Lunch With Simon Courtauld - David Penton
CTL February Meeting: Injuries to Toreros (Ivan Moseley) - Andrew Wilson
CTL March Meeting: An Evening with Sir Mark Prescott - Andrew Wilson
300 Anécdotas Taurinas by Lucas Pérez (3) - Translated by Jock Richardson
Letters to the Editors - David Penton
Catrina Calling
Hugh Hosch's Early Experiences of Spain
Club News


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La Divisa 217 - March/April 2014
Editors - Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Pentauro - More of the Same?
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Interview with Javier Castaño in London, November 2013 - Andrew Moore
"José Tomás versus Morante de la Puebla" /Two Photographs - Tristan Wood
Difference of Opinions - Mark Rayner
L'Affaire Lebaudy - Ivan Moseley
1913 - Laying the Foundations for la Edad de Oro - John N. Gordon
How A Conquistador Made Me An Aficionado - Hugh Hosch Hugo el Verdugo
Ancient Chronicles - Gregorio Corrochano (translated by Jock Richardson)
A Version of the Reglamento Taurino from Andalucía 150 Years Ago - Ivan Moseley
Parar - Brian Harding
A Voice From The Past - Raymond Wilson Rose
Ferias I Have Given Up and Some of the Memories They Have Left - Jock Richardson
At The NATC Convention in South Texas: A US Ganadero Lives His Dream - Hugh Hosch Hugo el Verdugo
Lunch With Diana Webb Davies - David Penton
Catrina Calling
Letters to the Editors - Hugh Hosch Hugo el Verdugo, Mike Penning, Ken Chick
300 Anécdotas Taurinas by Lucas Pérez (2) - Translated by Jock Richardson
Club News
Plazas From The Air - Mark Rayner


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La Divisa 216 - January/February 2014
Editors - Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Pentauro - Plan or Pipe Dream?
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Desperate Measures - Tristan Wood
Jaén Reborn - Herbert Weise
My Best of the Temporada 2013 - Mike Penning
The 2013 Temporada Viewed from Various Angles - Tristan Wood
Famous Five versus Canorea - Brian Harding
Looking for the World's Oldest Plaza de Toros - Hugh Hosch Hugo el Verdugo
2014 CTL Quiz - The Questions - Brian Harding & Tristan Wood
From the Medireval Tournament to the Game of Canes - Jock Richardson
Bulls Along the River Plate - Roy Gittings
Simulated Bullfights - and Performing Bulls - in 19th Century Britain - Ivan Moseley
Catrina Calling - December 2013
Lunch with Robert Reid - David Penton
How I Met El Choni - Sarah Watson
CTL Quiz - The Answers
Cites y Remates
300 Anécdotas Taurinas by Lucas Pérez (1)
CTL November 20 13 Meeting - Andrew Wilson
54th Anniversary Lunch - Andrew Wilson
Letters to the Editors - Alastair Drew El Coronel, Jeremy Bouckley
Club News


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La Divisa 215 - November/December 2013
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Has the Fiesta Reached the Doorstep of its Doom?
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Obituary: Joseph "Pepe" Forbes - Lenny Freedman and Andrew Moore
A Weekend in Gijón - Sam Graham
Tafalla 2013 - Sarah Watson
Short But Sweet - Shelly Frape
Tafalla - A Place for Serious Corridas? - David Penton
Incident in Tafalla - Peter Sheen
Las Corridas Generales Bilbao 2013 - Jock Richardson
Almeria - Brian Harding
"Sin Toro... Nada": More Adventures in Castilla y León - David Penton
21 September 2013: El Soro - What Happens Next? - Jock Richardson
Algemesi 2013 - Jock Richardson
Feria de Otoño Madrid 2013 - Jock Richardson
David White in Action, Estrermera (Madrid) - Roy Gittings
The Torero Who Wore Glasses - Miguel Mihura (transcribed by Mike Kelly)
Ei Puyazo - Brian Harding
More Exhibitions in Nîmes – Ivan Moseley
Fidel San Román - Brian Harding
Raciones with Mike Penning - David Penton
Catrina Calling
Film Review: Enciero - Bull Running in Pamplona - David Penton
CTL October Meetirig: José y Juan - Andrew Wilson
Letters to the Editors - Shelly Frape, David Morton, Ivan Moseley
Club News


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La Divisa 214 - September/October 2013
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Imagination and Vision
Missing Illustrations from the Last lssue - Tristan Wood
Rodeo; A Round-Up of Recent News
Obituaries:
Rex Brewster Howieson - Noel Chandler
John Wright - Parnplona legend - Niall Hyde
Patricia McCormick - David Penton
Reflections on la Fiesta - Esperanza Aguirre (translated by Terry Hagerty)
Parties and Politics in Pamplona - Richard Walker
San Fermín - The Encierro by Jesse Graham - Peter Wilson ‘Kiwi’
Pamplona - A First Visit - Jeremy Bouckley
Pamplona Revisited - Mike Penning
An Ancient Editorial from A La Lucha - Walter Johnston
Menú de Santiago 2013 - Tristan Wood
Another Return – Ivan Moseley
Where stands la Fiesta Brava? Evidence from 5 Summer Ferias - Jock Richardson
Rodolfo Gaona Jiménez, EI Califa de León - Geoffrey Breen
Rilke's Corida - Pieter Hildering
Lagartijo’s Biggest Headache - José Debron (translated by Roy Gittings)
CTL's July Meeting Heads Beyond the Bullring – Jacob Plieth
Tom & Jack Smith go to Madrid for the Spanish Match only to find Corridas de Toros - Jock Richardson
Cargar Ia Suerte - José María de Cossío (translated by Roy Gittings)
Book Review: Stopped Clocks - Tristan Wood
Theatre Review: Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - David Penton
Book Reviews: José Tomás - Torero 1&2 and Figuras - The Top Star Bullfighters - David Penton
Catrina Calling
Heroic Horse - David Penton
Letters to the Editors
Club News
Travel - Helen Leary
Summer Portraits - Tristan Wood


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La Divisa 213 - July/August 2013
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial: Early Influences
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Walter Johnston 1923 to 2013 - Terry Hagerty
Heed the Legend, it does Not Lie - Miurista Wally Johnston
Toreo Profundo - Wally Johnston
Avisos y Coletas - Ronquillo de Londres (Wally Johnston)
Taurine Travels in Mexico - David Penton
April in Seville - Mark Rayner
Dinner with Ángel Peralta - Andrew Moore
Toreo Práctico en Sevilla - Andrew Wilson
La Feria del Caballo, Jerez 2013 - Sarah Watson
Spring in Jerez - Rosannah Smith
CTL San Isidro Lunch - Janet Fisher
Iván Fandiño and Grosella of Parladé - Andrew Moore
San Isidro - for the Birds? - Brian Harding
Spring in Madrid - Rosannah Smith
A Historic Event: the Twinning with el Círculo - Herbert Wiese
Taurino de Córdoba As If There Were Any Doubt - Shelly Frape
La Ballestilla- Ivan Moseley
All Roads Lead to Linares - Manuel Rodríguez Manolete (Part 2) - Roy Gittings
Mi Albayzín - Suzanna Woolam
Book Review: Joselito el verdadero - Tristan Wood & Brian Harding
Letters to the Editors - David Fisher, David Penton, Roy Gittings
Club News
Travel - Helen Leary


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La Divisa 210 - January/February 2013
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Quito
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
2012 - The Year of the Hurricane – Tristan Wood
2012: A View from Battersea – Sam Graham
Málaga – A Feria in Decline – Lenny Freedman
Algemesí 2012 – Jock Richardson
Feria de Otoño Madrid 2012 – Jock Richardson
Despedida un Maestro: El Fundi’s Last Corrida in Madrid – Roy Gittings
El Fundi’s Final Goodbye at Palos de la Frontera – Herbert Wiese
Ferias to Attend – or to Avoid – David Penton
It Went Through The Bathroom Window – Brian Harding
The Fighting Bull – An Endangered Species – Enrique Barrios Barrios (translated by Mike Penning)
El Ruedo lssue 273, 14 September 1949 – Roy Gittings
The Rise of the Domecqs – Jock Richardson
On the 100th Anniversary of the Alternativas of Joselito El Gallo and Juan Belmonte – José Manuel de la Infiesta
Anis Machaquito – Pieter Hiidering
Tauromaquia in The British Museum – David Penton
Interview with Iván Fandiño – Andrew Moore
Lunch with Andrew Moore – David Penton
Osborne: a Spanish Symbol – David Fisher
Ode to the almohadilla – Pieter Hildering
Letters to The Editors – Henry Taylor
CTL Annual Quiz for The Don Hibbert Trophy – Brian Harding & Tristan Wood
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary
CTL Quiz The Answers
CTL Photographic Competition Prizewinners


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La Divisa 209 - November/December 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

José Tomás, Huelva 3 August 2012 – Mark Rayner
Editorial – A Wish List for 2013
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
The Other Potrico – Neville Tindale
Huelva 2012 – Mark Rayner
Bull Running and Corridas in Navara – David Penton
Corridas Generales de Bilbao, August 2012 – Jock Richardson
Sketches of Castilla y León – David Penton
Lama de Gongora, the Next Prince of Seville? – Neville Tindale
The Day The Wind Died: Nîmes 16 September 2012 – Ray Mouton
José Tomás's Extraordinary Triumph – Harlan Blake
And They're Off – translated by Jacob Plieth
The Fiesta de Toros is Collapsing – Antonio Lorca (translated by Jock Richardson)
Pain – Henry Taylor
Trevor Denning: Artist, Aficionado and Much More – Graeme Pont
Book Reviews: Recuerdos de un Torero – John Gordon
The Bull and the Ban – Inmaculada García-Colavidas
Desde la Presidencia – Mark Rayner
Dinner with Lenny Freedman – David Penton
Letters to The Editors – Roger Wicks, Colin Houlden, Shelly Frape, Ivan Moseley
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary
With David White at Las Contentas & Pedraza – David Penton


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La Divisa 208 - September/October 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Whither the Novillada?
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Pregón Taurino de Sevilla 2012 – Tristan Garrel-Jones
A Course in Toreo Práctico at Valdemorillo and El Escorial – Andrew Moore
Flamenco in Madrid – Alastair Drew 'El Coronel'
An American Celebration – Herbert Wiese
Three Corridas in Alicante – Grant Pulen
In Praise of Alicante! – Gary Zabel
An Excursion to Algeciras – John Gordon
Badaloz – Simon Courtauld
San Fermines From The Start – David Penton
Pamplona An Assault on the Senses – Herbert Wiese
Twenty-Four and a Half Hours in Pamplona – Shelly Frape
Retum to Pamplona – Sarah Watson
Can You Hear the Drums, Fernando? – Jacob Plieth
Six Summer Corridas – Part 1 – Jock Richardson
Santander's 2012 F eria de Santiago – Tristan Wood
Six Summer Corridas – Part 2 – Jock Richardson
The Decline of El Toro Bravo – Brian Harding
Man of Confidence – Pieter Hildering
Domingo Navarro: the Farewell of a 'Tercero de Lujo' – Mike Penning
An Interview with Mr John Marks – Ricardo Armentales (translated by Roy Gittings)
G10 The Fat Lady Hasn't Sung Yet – Brian Harding
Book Reviews – David Penton & Jacob Plieth
Letters to The Editors – Hugh Hosch, Suzanna Woollam, Shelly Frape
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary
El Juli at Santander – Tristan Wood
Alberto Aguilar at Azpeitia – Tristan Wood


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La Divisa 207 - July/August 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Postponements, Reinstatements, Substitutions, etc. – Chris Penning
The Rain in Spain… – Rosannah Smith
Three Corridas in Sevilla – Tristan Wood & Jock Richardson
Toreo Práctico en Sevilla – Tristan Wood
The Tienta at Majadallana – Rosannah Smith
Arles - Easter 2012 – Henry Taylor
Jerez de la Frontera – Feria del Caballo Mayo 2012 – Suzanna Woollam
Brief Notes on the Beginnings of My Temporada – Shelly Frape
A Corrida of A Lifetime – Richard Dangar
Moon over Madrid – Rosannah Smith
Who Was Otis Mygatt? – Robert Reid
Morante's toreo jondo – Pieter Hildering
Miura in Manhattan: An Interview with Eduardo Dávila Miura – Robert Weldon
The Aflción of Edouard Manet (1823-1883) – Graeme Pont
Novilladas in Madrid 1739-1920: A Lengthy Evolution – Jock Richardson
Taurine Culture in New York City – David Penton
Winston Churchill's Bull “Perdigón” – Translation by Roy Gittings
Oh To Be A President and Other Memories – Terry Hagerty
Letters to The Editors – Alastair Drew, Anne Bahuad, Ivan Moseley, Niall Hyde, Simon Courtauld, Neville Tindale. Jim Verner
Club News
CTL Astolfi Ranch Tentadero, 30 April 2012


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La Divisa 206 - May/June 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Hard Times - and Times of Opportunity
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Rare Moments, Feria de Olivenza 2012 – Tristan Wood
Las Fallas de Valencia 2012 – Jock Richardson
Desafío ("a competition between rivals”) – Brian Harding
Málaga - Corida Domingo Resurección 8 April 2012 – Suzanna Woollam
Breakfast with Bonijol – Anne Bahuaud & Ivan Moselev
Bullmanship; or, English and the bulls (Part 3) – Ivan Moseley
A Cover-Up – Pieter Hildering
The Afición of Salvador Dali (1904-1989) – Graeme Pont
Is Toreo the Greatest of the Performing Arts? – Harlan M. Blake
Homage to the (Old) Catalonia – Hugh Hosch 'Hugo el Verdugo'
Lunch with David Buckingham – David Penton
Letters to The Editors – Robert Elms, David Penton
Club News
Photoshoot - Iván Fandiño – Mike Penning


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La Divisa 205 - March/April 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – La Divisa
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
El Pleito de los Miuras of 1908 – Jock Richardson
The Taurine Crisis of the XXI Century and the UCTL – José Carlos Arévalo (translated by Jock Richardson)
A Communication from the Directive Committees of the UCTL's Salamanca and Centro Zones – Translated by Jock Richardson
The UCTL Defends the Decisions Taken in Assembly – Translated by Jock Richardson
It's A "Feeling" Thing – Jacob Plieth
Bullfighting Against Franco – Tristan Wood
The Alrción of Pablo Picasso (Part 3 1938-1913) – Graeme Pont
Bullmanship; or, English and the bulls (Part 2) – Ivan Moseley
Book Review: Pepe-Hillo's La Tauromaquia of 1796 – Tristan Wood
La Razón de la Tauromaquia Obra Taurina Completa y Antonio García-Baquero González – Jock Richardson
Lunch with Allen Josephs – David Penton
Letters to The Editors – Pieter Athmer, João Folque
The CTL Receives a Diploma de Agradecimiento – Mike Penning
Club News


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La Divisa 204 - January/February 2012
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Looking Back: Looking Forward
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Antonio Chenel Antoñete – Jock Richardson
...And One Last Time – Ivan Moseley
Feria del Pilar Zaragoza 2011 – Jock Richardson
The Many Lives of Ignacio Sánchez Mejías – Iain Richardson
La Temporada Grande in the Monumental Plaza de Toros México – Pepe Saborit
Las Ventas del Espíritu Santo: The Construction Phase – Roy Gittings
Bullmanship; or, English and the bulls (Part 1) – Ivan Moseley
Bringing Back the Becerro – Shelly Frape
Taurine Tit Bits – Pieter Hildering
Coffee and Croissants with David White – David Penton
Letters to The Editors – David Penton, Clare Unwin, Suzanna Woollam
Club News
More Photos from Montemayor de Pililla – David Penton
2012 CTL Quiz – The Questions – Brian Harding & Tristan Wood
Tapas with Rosannah Smith – David Penton
Travel News – Helen Leary
2012 CTL Quiz – The Answers
Taurine Words of Wisdom from El Hilo del Toreo – Translated by Jock Richardson


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La Divisa 203 - November/December 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Thoughts on Afición
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Behind The Burladero – Colin Houlden
Expectations in Gijón – Ivan Moseley
Aste Nagusia Bilbao, August 2011 – Jock Richardson & Mark Rayner
Aste Nagusia, Bilbao 2011 – Sarah Watson
A Brief Taurine Season – Harlan Blake
Never Again – Shelly Frape
Fiestas in Castilla y León – David Penton
9 September, Valladolid – David Pearn
About Valladolid – David Pearn
Harvest Highlights, Nîmes, September 2011 – Tristan Wood
Two Weekends – Sevilla and Palos de la Frontera – Rosannah Smith
Never Again? – The End of Los Toros in Barcelona – Shelly Frape
The Afición of Pablo Picasso (Part 2 1904-37) – Graeme Pont
Obituaries: Colin Colgan, 7th Earl of Harewood, William Crozier – Ivan Moseley
A Belated Tribute to John Trimble – Hugh Hosch 'Hugo el Verdugo'
Algemesí (Where?) – Sarah Watson
Letters to The Editors – Henry Taylor, David Penton. Ivan Moseley
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary


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La Divisa 202 - September/October 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial - 29 July 2011
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Féria de Pentecôte, Nîmes – Sam Graham
And Now for Something Completely Different: The French
Classics of Vic-Fezensac and Céret – Jacob Plieth
Corpus in Granada – June 2011 – Suzanna Woolam
Three Corridas in Burgos – Grant Pulen
Return to Pamplona – David Penton
"I Don't Want to Go to Pamplona” – Sarah Watson
A Few Days in July – Martin Pegler
Feria de Santiago, Santander 2011 – Tristan Wood
The Wizard of Galapagar, Valencia 23 July 2011 – Graeme Pont
Some Torista parts of a Northern Summer" – Jock Richardson
Tarde de Vacas – Martin Schwitzner
Ireland Has A Torero – Andrew Moore
Book Review: Into The Arena – David Penton
The World-Weariness of Juan Belmonte as Revealed in his Autobiography – Hugh Gilmore
The Corrida of the Century Joaquín Vidal’s ‘Greatness as a Spectacle'– Introduced and translated by Brian Harding
Dinner with the Fishers – David Penton
Letters to The Editors – Mary Moseley, Roy Gittings, Jacob Plieth, Anon
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary


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La Divisa 201 - July/August 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – More About the Magazine
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
From My Armchair – Roy Gittings
Indulto in The Maestranza: The Day Sevilla's Crorwn Slipped – Jacob Plieth
My Personal Sevilla – Shelly Frape
Toros, Vacas and Cabestros – Rosannah Smith
Un Nuevo Práctico – Bryan Strange Archived article
Andalucia in May – Sevilla, Jerez, La Algaba & 'El Añadío' – David Penton
Three Distinct Flavours of Jerez – Shelly Frape
And The Winner Is... Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza – Herbert Wiese
Madrid's Feria de la Comunidad – Tristan Wood
San Isidro 2011 – Mike Penning
Postscript - Four Days in Madrid – Rosannah Smith
Homenaje to El Viti - The CTL's San Isidro Lunch 2011 – Jocelyn Firth
His Majesty Santiago Martíin El Viti – Roy Gittings
El Fandi - Love Him or Loathe Him? – John Gordon
A Spaniard in Exile - The Author of Belmonte – Tristan Wood
Juan Pedro Domecq – Mark Rayner
The Return of José Tomás – Rafael Rivera
John Trimble (1925-2011) – Jock Richardson
El Rincon de Blanca María
Letters to The Editors – Brian Harding, Hugh Hosch, Shelly Frape
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary


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La Divisa 200 - May/June 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – 200 Issues
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Three Women Make History - Plaza México 13 March 2011 – Elizabeth Schraft
A Winter Break: Vistalegre's Feria de Invierno – Diana Webb
Forgiven At thc End: Olivenza 2011 – Tristan Wood
Las Fallas de Valencia & La Feria de la Magdalena, Castellón – Jock Richardson
Valedor in Taurine Lands and Beyond – Jacob Plieth
And Along Came José Tomás Joaquín Vidal (translated by Brian Harding)
Torreando in The Flow: Manzanares Interviewed – Translated by Tristan Wood
La Divisa No.1 – Brian Harding
The Afición of Pablo Picasso: Part 1 - The Early Years – Graeme Pont
Book Reviews: A Romantic In Spain and & How to Watch a Bullfight – David Penton and Jacob Plieth
Visit to Núñez del Cuvillo – John Gordon
Letters to The Editors – Suzanna Woollam
Lunch with Hugh Hosch – David Penton
Club News
Travel News – Helen Leary
Another Page from the History of the Club – Ivan Moseley


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La Divisa 199 - March/April 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – La Divisa Styles
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Desde México XXXV: Christmas in Mexico – Mike Penning
Bogotá - Boletería Agotada – Herbert Wiese
Valdemorillo Revisited – Diana Webb-Davies
A Footnote to the Crisis – Robert Reid
Juanita Cruz: A 40-year Conspiracy of Silence – Ivan Moseley
Los Toreros Gitanos – Rosannah Smith
Ignacio Sánchez Mejías – Lars Grinde
Making A Drearn Come True: Miguel Reta and la Casta Navarra – Jock Richardson
A Few Penúltimos with Lars Grinde – David Penton
The Valencian Phallus – Bill Chickenschidt
From the Archives
Para el Prestigio de los Toros - A la Lucha! – George Erik
Toros in Colombia 1971 – Jack Addison
Tauromaquia in Salamanca and Valladolid 1980 – Tristan Wood
La Feria de Castellón 1991 – Brian Harding
Castellón 2001: Notes and Comments – Ivan Moseley
Book Review: Or The Bull Kills You – Tristan Wood
An Interview with Juan Mora – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood
Club News


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La Divisa 198 - January/February 2011
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – The Men Who Make The Decisions
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Crossing The Spanish Frontier – Jock Richardson
Desde La Presidencia – Mark Rayner
The Crisis Continues – Robert Reid
The 2010 Temporada: Surface and Undercurrents – Tristan Wood
Hello and/or Goodbye - or even Hello Again (Alternativas) – Ivan Moseley
Indulto in Las Ventas – Joaquín Vidal (translated by Brian Harding)
Palha: 163 Years and Counting – Jacob Plieth
Origin and Creation of the Toro de Lidia – Julio Fernández (translated by Jock Richardson)
Surprise Connections - Toros and Ornitologia – Janet & David Fisher
Manolete, the Banderillas and a Photograph – José Manuel de la Infiesta Rollán
Frank Evans on Killing – David Penton
The Afición of Marguerite Steen – Graeme Pont
Tapas with Robert Weldon – David Penton
Book Reviews: When Bulls Cry and & A View of the World – Graeme Pont and David Penton
El Rincon de Blanca María
Letters to the Editors – Ivan Moseley, Ken Chick, David Penton
The 2011 CTL Quiz - The Questions – Brian Harding and Tristan Wood
Toros y Triunfadores – Fiona Cook
Cartagena Photo Diary
The 2011 CTL Quiz – The Answers
Club News


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La Divisa 197 - November/December 2010
Editors – Jock Richardson & Tristan Wood

Editorial – Sobresalientes
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Just Juan Mora Time – Shelly Frape
Paco Cano and the Mysteries of Chance – Graeme Pont
You Read It Here First – Barbara Jeffery
Castella Gets His Trophy – David Penton
Challenging Times in Sevilla: San Miguel 2010 – Helen Windrath
And Now We Are Sixty – Shelly Frape
Miracle in Madrid – Rosannah Smith
Trama Final to a 2010 Temporada – Jock Richardson
Picking the Winners – Ivan Moseley
Interview with José Ramón Lozano – Lucy Burman
Victor Slaughter – Ivan Moseley
Dinner with Lucy Burman – David Penton
El Rincón de Blanca María
Club News
Letters to the Editor – Geoffrey Breen
DVD Review: The Passion Within – Graeme Pont
Book Reviews: Sentimiento del Toreo, Bullfighting A Troubled History - Roy Gittings and Jock Richardson
Toros en Singapur! – Weena Poon
Tienta Pico dos Padres, October 2010 – Jim Verner
Travel News – Helen Leary


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La Divisa 196 - September/October 2010
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On What Needs To Change
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Four Summer Ferias – Jock Richardson
Dysfunctional - Santander's 2010 Feria – Tristan Wood
Azpeitia 2010 – Mark Rayner
It's Been A Long Time Coming! Corrida at Archidona – David Fisher
A Mini French Revolution - The 2010 Feria of Orthez – Jacob Plieth
Behind The Burladero - Again – Colin Houlden
A Short Weekend in El Puerto – Shelly Frape
Cyclone in Sanlúcar – Shelly Frape
Béziers: The Windy City – Sam & Ed Graham
Bilbao Hermanamiento – Mark Rayner
The Last Bucaré – Robert Reid
La Feria de Valladolid – Grant Pulen
Valladolid - Spain's First Ciudad Taurina – David Penton
And Now We Are Two – Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor – Jacob Plieth
Yiyo: A Prince's Broken Heart – Rosario Pérez (translated by Randi Weaver)


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La Divisa 195 - July/August 2010
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Transport Problems
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Morante! Morante! Morante! - A Tale of 2 Cities (and 5 Quites) – Rosannah Smith
South by South-West - Vic-Fezensac with a San Isidro Chaser – Jacob Plieth
Torista v. Torerista (Madrid in May) – Mark Rayner
Algeciras 2010 - The Good, The Bad and The Average – J N Gordon
Istres. A Rising Star – Barbara Jeffery
A Damp Squib on Bonfire Night (Alicante, 24th June) – Roy Gittings
Pamplona - An Affirmation of Life – David Penton
A Novice in Pamplona – Richard Walker
The Catalunya Prohibition: Abolition & The Spanish Media – Brian Harding Reactions in the Spanish Media The British Reaction – Tristan Wood
Bulls in Exhibitions in Southern France – Ivan Moseley
Thc Matador Without a Bull to Call His Own – Barbara Jeffery
Great Taurine Rivalries (Part 2: 20th Century) – Tristan Wood
Palillo for Ponce – Peter Rombold
An Interesting Pair of Invitations – Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor – Barbara Jeffery, Ivan Moseley, David Penton
Book Review: Alex y Robert – Randi Weaver
Travel News – Helen Leary El Rincón de Blanca María
Mementos of the Club's History – Ivan Moseley
Lunch with the Club's New President – David Penton
Club News


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La Divisa 194 - May/June 2010
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Puerta Grandes in Madrid
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
A Touch of Season-In – Shelly Frape
Sevilla's Feria de Abril 2010 - A Volcano Erupts – Jacob Plieth
A Fine Feria in Jerez – Shelly Frape
Arles - The Good, the Bad and the Terrible – Grant Pulen
José Tomás: Total Eclipse? – Álvaro R. del Moral (translated by Tristan Wood)
Ferias de Los Desamparrados (Valencia) y San Isidro (Madrid) – Jock Richardson
A Few Beers with Alexander Fiske-Harrison – David Penton
El Toreo A Caballo – Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morate (translated by Shelly Frape)
Matadores and Madonnas – Rosannah Smith
Obituaries: 'Chete' and John McCormick – Shelley Frape and Stephen Hargrave
The Complete Aficionado Revisited – Jock Richardson
Great Taurine Rivalries (Part 1 : 17th- 19rh Centuries) – Tristan Wood
Ricardo Chibanga, African Matador de Toros – Graeme Pont
Letters to the Editor – David Fisher, Lucia Martin, Serafina Clarke
Book Review: Tales From The Bullring – Graeme Pont
El Rincón de Blanca María
Desde la Presidencia - The Third Aviso – Ivan Moseley
Mementos of the Club's History – Ivan Moseley
Taurine Photos from the Vía de la Plata – David Penton
Club News
El Rincon de Blanca María


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La Divisa 193 - March/April 2010
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – Sobresalientes
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Hilda Tenorio, Matadora de Toros – Liz Schraft
Despite the Rain...Feria de Olivenza 2010 – Tristan Wood
In Victorino Land – Sam Graham
Ferias de Castellón and Valencia 2010 – Jock Richardson
A Hard Test of Maturity – Paco Aguado (translated by Tristan Wood)
El Arte de Matar – Joselito in Paris – Marieta Sánchez
An Interview with Jose Pedro Prados ‘El Fundi’ – Robert Weldon
Not Quite the End of the Jumpers – Barbara Jeffery
Taurine Titbits from Santi Ortiz – Jock Richardson
Coffee with Gisela Gina – David Penton
Work in Progress: Black Bull of Pain – Allen Josephs
El Toreo A Caballo – Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morante (translated by Shelly Frape)
Letters to the Editor – Ken Chick, Jacob Plieth
Travel News – Helen Leary
Trophies – Brian Harding
Photoshoot: Plazas of Murcia, Albacete & Jaén – Mike Penning
Club News
El Rincon de Blanca María


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La Divisa 192 - January/February 2010
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – Media Movements and Triunfador Treatment
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Editorial – On Media Movements and Triunfador Treatment
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
2010 Quiz – Questions – Brian harding & Tristan Wood
Tramo Final de Una Temporada de 2009 (Part 2) – Jock Richardson
Thereby Hangs A Tail – Shelly Frape
From The Sublime To The Regular: Feria de Zafra - Shelly Frape
Jaén – Feria de San Lucas, October 2009 – Rosannah Smith
The Bulls in 2009 – Tristan Wood
Hello and/or Goodbye? Follow-Up of 2007 Alternativas – Ivan Moseley
An Interview with Juan Posada – Robert Weldon
40 Years of Slightly Erratic Afición – Michael Kelly
A Day with Joselito – Diane Thurston & Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor – Gordon Jaynes, Bob Rule, Ken Chick
Book Reviews – David Penton & Graeme Pont
Malaga’s New ‘Horse Boy’ - Shelly Frape
El Toreo A Caballo – Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morante (translated by Shelly Frape)
The Afición of Orson Welles - Graeme Pont
50th Anniversary CTL Lunch
El Rincon de Blanca María
Umbrage in Catalonia – Brian Harding
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning (A Repeat Performance!) – Fiona Cook
Sol y Sombra: Evocations of Sun and Shade – Miguel Azaola (translated by Ivan Moseley)
2010 Quiz – Answers
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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La Divisa 191 - November/December 2009
50th Anniversary
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On The Next 50 Years
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Desde Murcia XVII - Mike Penning
Too Short A Weekend In Ronda - Shelly Frape
Popular and Traditional Bull Festivals in Castilla y León – Ana Alvarado
Valladolid 2009 – Alastair Drew
Peñas and Torneos: El Rito Taurino in Old Castile – Diane Strange Archived article
Filling In The Season’s Gaps – Tristan Wood
Tramo Final de Una Temporada de 2009 (Part 1) – Jock Richardson
50 Years of Bullfighting: Then and Now – Michael Wigram
“Such a struggle...so much fighting...and all in vain” Mábel Galaz (translated by Herbert Wiese)
Letters to the Editor – Diane Thurston
El Toreo A Caballo – Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morante (translated by Shelly Frape)
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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La Divisa 190 - September/October 2009
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Del Toreo A La Bravura and the Pico
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Reporting on José Tomás in Barcelona - Lore Monnig
Saviours of the Fiesta Brava or Just a Curious Anomaly? Céret 2009 - Jacob Plieth Archived article
Deceptive Appearances: Santander 2009 - Tristan Wood
Notes from Seven Summer Ferias - Jock Richardson
A Little Gem in the North - Shelly Frape
At Home with Pablo - Shelly Frape
El Puerto de Santa María 2009 - John Gordon
Oh No, Not Again - Shelly Frape
Another Short Feast in My Summer of Taurine Famine - Shelly Frape 50 Years of Bullfighting: A Half Century of Ferias - Lenny Freedman
Letters To The Editor - Grant Pulen, David Penton, Shelly Frape, Bob Tamlyn, Shuna Mitchell
El Toreo A Caballo - Shelly Frape


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La Divisa 189 - July/August 2009
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Changing The Culture Of The Corrida
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Bars And Bulls (Jerez Feria del Caballo) - Rosannah Smith
A Fino Time Was Had By All - Shelly Frape
Madrid, Madrid, Madrid: San Isidro 2009 - Mike Penning
And All For 12 Euros! CTL Ventorrillo Ganadería Visit - Mark Rayner
Madrid And San Isidro For The First Time - Rosannah Smith
A Weekend Full of Firsts - Shelly Frape
Mixed Emotions At San Isidro - Jacob Plieth
Return To San Isidro - Tristan Wood
Only In Madrid - Feria del Aniversario 2009 - Iain Richardson
Return of The Monster - Brian Harding
A Real Corrida At Last - David Penton
A Second Weekend Full of Firsts - Shelly Frape
Slugs - Juan Miguel Núñez (translated by Brian Harding)
More Toreo Than Toro - Shelly Frape
Ponce, José Tomás Triumph, Granada Giveaway - Grant Pulen
Subdued Sanfermines - José Antonio del Moral
50 Years of Bullfighting: Looking Back At 1959 - Andrew Moore
Eight Corridas - A Memoir of 1959 - Richard Dangar
Letters To The Editor - Bob Rule, David Penton, Brian Harding, David Fisher, Jock Richardson, Brian Rendell
An Interview with Victor Mendes - Robert Weldon
The Language of The Bulls - Daniel Hannan
El Toreo A Caballo - Manuel Sánchez-Morate (translated by Shelly Frape)
Crisis? What Crisis? - Brian Harding
Matadors’ Feelings About Their Suits - Barbara Jeffery Archived article
A Review of The Last British Bullfighter - Brian Harding
El Rincón de Blanca María
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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La Divisa 188 - May/June 2009
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Madrid’s Carteles
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Desde Murcia XVI - Mike Penning
A Virgin in Sevilla - David Penton
Two Sunny Days in Sevilla - Shelly Frape
Two Critics’ Views on Sevilla’s Feria de Abril - Tristan Wood
Light and Shade at the Top in between Sevilla and Madrid - José Antonio del Moral
Becerros Are Best - Shelly Frape
I Still Don’t Give A Damn - Grant Pulen
50 Years of Bullfighting: Ringing the Changes - Robert Reid
The Beginnings of Toreo en Redondo - José Carlos Arévalo (translated by Tristan Wood)Archived article
El Toreo a Caballo - Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morate (translated by Shelly Frape)
Bull at a Gait - Jeff Pledge
Remembering Jeff - Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor - Shelly Frape & Diana Thurston
Everyone a Winner - Shelly Frape
Pepe the Todo Terreno - Shelly Frape
It Is What They Do and It Is How They Do It - Jock Richardson
Travel News - Helen Leary
El Rincón de Blanca María
Club News


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La Divisa 187 - March/April 2009
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Organising An Abono
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Toros on TV and the Internet - Chris Penning
Let It Snow: Valdemorillo’s Feria de San Blás 2009 - Jacob Plieth
Olivenza 2009 - Tristan Wood
A Visit to Palha, A Ganadería of Reknown - Herbert WieseArchived article
Las Fallas of Valencia and La Magdalena of Castellón 2009 - Jock Richardson
Preconceptions Questioned - Iain Richardson
A 50th Anniversary Celebration in Valencia - David Penton
Miguel Ángel Perera: An Emphatic Torero - John N. Gordon
50 Years of Bullfighting: Looking Back - From Oficio to Cell-Phones - John McCormick
An Interview with Alejandro Esplá - Robert Weldon
Letters to the Editor - Tim Hardman, Graeme Pont, Lenny Freedman
Desde La Presidencia: Bulls on Third Island - Ivan Moseley
A Series on El Toreo a Caballo - Juan Manuel Sánchez-Morate (translated by Shelly Frape)
El Rincón de Blanca María
Travel News - Helen Leary
Andalusia Update - Brian Harding
And the Oscar Goes to... The CTL! - Diana Webb
Club News
Obituaries: Conchita Cintrón - Shelly Frape and Jeff Pledge - Robert Reid


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La Divisa 186 - January/February 2009
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On A French Revolution, A Mexican Comeback and Rumblings in Spain
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
CTL Annual Quiz - Brian Harding & Tristan Wood
Desde Murcia XV - Mike Penning
2008: A Life-Changing Temporada - Harlan Blake
Frascuelo - Brian Harding
Hello and/or Goodbye? Another look at 2007 Alternativas - Ivan Moseley
A Beginner’s Guide to the Temporada - David Penton
Making Sense of the 2008 Temporada - Tristan Wood
It’s Not What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do It - Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor - David Fisher, Tim Hardman, Prof. Stefan Buczacki
Brian Harding Interviewed in Taurodelta Magazine
50 Years of Bullfighting: One Man’s 50-Year Browse through the Taurine Library - Jock Richardson
Ten Commandments for the Suerte de Varas - Brian Harding
His Majesty El Viti - Javier Villán (translated by Robert Hill)
Homenaje to a Neighbour - Shelly Frape
Photoshoot: El Toreo de Morante de la Puebla - Mike Penning
The Afición of Brian Epstein - Graeme PontArchived article
El Rincón de Blanca María
Travel News - Helen Leary
CTL 49th Anniversary Lunch - Jenny Godwin
CTL Annual Quiz - The Answers
Club News


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La Divisa 185 - November/December 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Making Improvements to Bullrings
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Desde Murcia XIV - Mike Penning
Grand Days Out - Shelly Frape
Valladolid Honours The CTL - David Penton
Extra Corrida Activities at Valladolid - Richard Walker
Bumper Harvest at Nîmes - Tristan Wood
Ringside in October - Jock Richardson
Letters to the Editor - Serafina Clarke
Valor and Emoción - Brian Harding Archived article
El Cid: From Salteras to the World - John N. Gordon
Spain 1958: Recollections of a Golden Age - Hugh Hosch
El Palentino: Maletilla to Novillero And Back Again - Shelly Frape
Book Reviews: Spain By The Horns - Ivan Moseley
The Good Life According to Hemingway - Graeme Pont
CTL Website News - Diane & Bryan Strange
El Rincón de Blanca María
Obituaries: Don Dow & Ray Wood - Ivan Moseley & Maurice Vickers
Club News


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La Divisa 184 - September/October 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Imposing One’s Toreo
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Behind The Burladero, Once Again - Colin Houlden
Everlasting Sanfermines - José Antonio del Moral
Less Was More This Summer - Graeme Pont
In Praise of Céret... and ‘Real’ Corridas - David Penton
A New CTL Member at Céret - Jeremy Fordham
Santander 2008 - Tristan Wood
Azpeitia’s 2008 Feria de San Ignacio - Jock Richardson
Two Horses and a Foot - Shelly Frape
A Small Mixed Bag - Rosannah Smith
The King’s Tale - Shelly Frape
Highlights from Eight Summer Ferias - Jock Richardson
Ponderings on El Puerto - Shelly Frape
“The Corrida of the Century” - Grant Pulen
Three Days in Málaga - Daniel Hannan Archived article
El Caso Roquetas - Mike Penning
How Fundi Blew His Tail - Brian Harding
Noel Chandler Interviewed in Taurodelta Magazine - Andrés de Miguel (translated by Brian Harding)
Letters to the Editor - Ivan Moseley, Barbara Ritchie
El Rincón de Blanca María
Travel News - Helen Leary
Book Review: De Manolete a José Tomás - Jock Richardson
Club News


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La Divisa 183 - July/August 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On The Defence of the Fiesta and the Role of Foreign Aficionados
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Letters to the Editor - Jock Richardson, Shelly Frape, Brian Harding
El Rincón de Blanca María
Desde Murcia XIII - Mike Penning
Still More Student Life in Madrid - David Penton
San Isidro 2008: The Five Final Days - Jock Richardson
The Best of Madrid (In The Correct Order) - José Antonio del Moral
“We Were There!” José Tomás in Madrid - Brian Harding, Grant Pulen, José Antonio del Moral, Andrew Moore Archived article
Saint Tomás - Raúl del Pozo (translated by Robert Hill)
Corpus Christi Toledo 2008 - Sarah Watson
Toreo a Caballo in Granada/Rejoneo in Conil - Shelly Frape
An Interview with Antonio Domecq - Diana Thurston
Meeting Two Heroes in Torrestrella - Shelly Frape
On Foot and On a Horse in Algeciras - Shelly Frape
Emotions: Algeciras Feria Real 2008 - Alastair Drew
Know The Enemy - Brian Harding
Toros in Brussels - Daniel Hannan
Desde La Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
CTL San Isidro Lunch 2008 and A Little More - Peter Bell


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La Divisa 182 - May/June 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On ‘Real’ Bulls
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Music for the Picador - Barbara Jeffery
Tentaderos at ‘La Canaleja’ - Shelly Frape
Full Moon and High Winds in Marbella - Shelly Frape
Desde Murcia XII - Mike Penning
Photo-Report from a Cold Easter Arles - Alastair Drew
Not The Worst Feria de Abril - José Antonio del Moral
Raining Ears in Vejer - Shelly Frape
Not So Much A Scoop as A Thimble Full?- Shelly Frape
‘La Consula’ - Graeme Pont
Los Cabestros de Leytonstone - Rosannah Smith
An Interview with the CTL’s Hon. Vice-President - José Ignacio de la Serna (translated by Brian Harding)Archived article
Flowers Amongst The Bulls - Shelly Frape
An Abono In Madrid - Brian Harding
Jerez 2008 (Mostly) - Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor 1 - Robert Elms
A CTL Evening with Michael Wigram
Book Reviews: ‘Los Toros’ and ‘Hemingway’s Dangerous Summer: The Complete Annotations’ - Tristan Wood & Graeme Pont
Almost Death in the Afternoon - The Goring of a CTL Member - John Perridge
El Rincón de Blanca María
Letters to the Editor 2 - Barbara Jeffery
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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La Divisa 181 - March/April 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Mini-Season Strategies
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
DNA Studies on the Toro de Lidia: Part 2 - Javier Cañón Ferreras & Julio Fernández Sanz (translated by Jock Richardson)
Photoshoot: El Nuevo Esplá - Mike Penning
Morante de la Puebla: My Morantismo, His Tauromaquia - John GordonArchived article
Morante Returns... and more from Mexico - David Penton
Impressions of Cali - Ivan Moseley
A Letter From César Rincón - translated by Brian Harding
Desde Murcia XI - Mike Penning
Lady’s Day - Shelly Frape
Four Corridas in Castellón - Grant Pulen
The Start of the Temporada As Seen from Écija & Olivenza - Tristan Wood
Las Fallas 2008 - Jock Richardson
Views Before Sevilla - José Antonio del Moral
Pablo Hermoso: Presenting the CTL Award/Interview/Still King - Diana Thurston & Shelly Frape
Desde la Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Letters to the Editor - Shelly Frape, José Antonio del Moral
El Rincón de Blanca María
Book Review: Words About Bullfighting – Tristan Wood
The 2008 Sevilla Cartel: Art or Phart? - Graeme Pont
Toreo At The Royal Academy - David Penton
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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La Divisa 180 - January/February 2008
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Running A Respectable Business
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
CTL Quiz: Questions - Ron Gordon & Tristan Wood
A Future Figura from Peru? - Shelly Frape
Desde Murcia X - Mike Penning
Analysis of the 2007 Temporada - José Antonio del Moral
Comeback - Brian Harding
Hello and/or Goodbye? (Alternativas in 2007) - Ivan Moseley
DNA Studies on the Toro de Lidia: Part 1- Javier Cañón Ferreras & Julio Fernández Sanz (translated by Jock Richardson)
Domecq-Núñez Rules While Costs Rise - Brian Harding
‘La Canaleja’ - The Story of a Young Ganadería Brava - Shelly Frape
The Last Tauromaquia - Juan Antonio Arévalo (translated by Jock Richardson)Archived article
‘Art and Technique’ - Enrique Ponce’s Speech to La Real Academia de Córdoba - Tristan Wood
La Afición Capitalina and Other Stories - Fionn O’Brien
Letters to The Editor - Brian Harding
Club Taurino of Cartagena XXIX Anniversary Dinner - Fiona Cook
Remembering Hemingway’s Pamplona - Graeme Pont
Desde la Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Jesús Janeiro Bazán ‘Jesulín de Ubrique’ - Brian Harding
Jesulín at the CTL - Ron Gordon & Tristan Wood
El Rincón de Blanca María
CTL Quiz: Answers
Travel News - Helen Leary
Ron Gordon’s DVD/Video Update
Club News


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La Divisa 179 - November/December 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On On The Corrida's Two Pillars
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Happy Endings: Feria des Vendanges, Nîmes 2007 - Tristan Wood
Misunderstandings About La Bravura - José Carlos Arévalo (trans. Tristan Wood)
Desde Murcia IX - Mike Penning
Fun With Freddy - Shelly Frape
More Toros and Fewer Tears of the Camino - Mary Moseley
Autumn 2007 - Jock Richardson
Behind the Burladero - Colin Houlden
Season's End: Two Curious Corridas - Rosannah Smith
José Tomás Speaks! - Translated by Tristan Wood
José Tomás Takes a Swipe at Ponce - José Antonio del Moral
Viva Las Ventas! - Jock Richardson
Letters to the Editor - Barbara Jeffery, Hugh Hosch
Bravo Branding - Shelly Frape
El Rincón de Blanca María
Rincon's Despedida Upstaged by Colourful Geezer Triumph - Hugh HoschArchived article
Book Review: Mirror of Tauromachy - Tristan Wood
Desde la Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Travel News - Helen Leary
The CTL Photographic Competition 2007
Club News


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La Divisa 178 - September/October 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On Bad News Being No News Archived article
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Homenaje to A True Caballero - Shelly Frape
An Idol Returns - Gerald de Groot
Feria Real, Algeciras - Alastair Drew
Why Doesn't Anyone Go to Burgos? - Jim & Sarah Watson
Desde Murcia VIII - Mike Penning
Two Corridas in the Less Well-Known Plazas of Andalucía - Shelly Frape
The Sun Shines on Santander's Feria de Santiago - Tristan Wood
Fiesta de Santa Ana in Sopuerta - David Penton
Notes from Seven Summer Ferias - Jock Richardson
Matador Summer 2 - Rosannah Smith
Málaga Feria August 2007 - Alastair Drew
A Poor Feria of Bilbao Becomes Historic - José Antonio del Moral
Tragedy (and Competition) - Grant Pulen
El Rincón de Blanca María
Desde la Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Testing Times: Tienta at El Romero - Shelly Frape
Travel News - Helen Leary
Obituary: Bette Stracke - Art Diaz
Club News


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No. 177 - July/August 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On Bullfighting as a Sport or Game or Tragedy
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
The Gran Corrida I Missed - David Pearn
Desde Murcia VII - Mike Penning
Student Life in Madrid (Again) - David Penton
A Week in Madrid: San Isidro 2007- Jock Richardson
Enjoying Three Disastrous San Isidro Days - Mark Rayner
The Top of the Escalafón After the Madrid Ferias - José Antonio del Moral
A Visit to the Ganadería of Antonio Bañuelos - Andrew Moore
The Return of the Monster (Barcelona June 17th, 2007) - Robert Weldon
Granada's Feria del Corpus Christi - Alastair Drew
Running Cayetano to Ground - David Penton
Matador Spring - Rosannah Smith
The Emperor's New Clothes (or The Power of Hype) - Shelly Frape
Letters to the Editor - Jock Richardson, David Buckingham
El Rincón de Blanca María
Remembering Douglas Greenwood - Lenny Freedman
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News


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No. 176 - May/June 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On The Defence of the Fiesta and the Role of Foreign Aficionados
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Toreo A Pie: How Did It All Start? - Jock Richardson
Desde Murcia VI - Mike Penning
An Historic Feria de Sevilla - José Antonio del Moral
Vicente Barrera Triumphs in New York City - Robert Weldon
Shooting the Messenger - Jock Richardson
Desde La Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Letters to the Editor - David M. Griffiths, Serafina Clarke
El Rincón de Blanca María
DVD/Video Update - Ron Gordon
Travel News - Helen Leary
Club News
Javier Pérez-Tabernero Tienta - Andrew Moore


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No. 175 - March/April 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On Comebacks
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Matador Summer - Rosannah Smith
The 61st Anniversary Corridas at Plaza México - José Antonio del Moral
The Thinker - Antonio Caballero (translated by Brian Harding)
The Miracle Worker: An Interview with César Rincón - burladero.es (translated by Tristan Wood)
Desde Murcia V - Mike Penning
La Feria de Olivenza - A Great Way to Start the Season - Tristan Wood
Impressions of Olivenza - José Antonio del Moral
My Corridas Históricas and Some Other Thoughts - Neville Tindale
Peña Harry: From Little Acorns - Bob Rule
Sketches From a First Corrida - Ken Lee
Letters to the Editor - David Penton, José Antonio del Moral
A Lost Corrida From The Dangerous Summer - Graeme Pont
Feria de la Magdalena 2007, Castellón de la Plana - Ivan Moseley
The Sorteo/Apartado: In Theory and In Practice - David Fisher
Las Fallas de Valencia, March 2007 - Jock Richardson
Very Spanish Moments in Valencia - Janet and David Fisher
Las Fallas (the missing corrida) and Beyond - David Penton
El Rincón de Blanca María
Travel News - Helen Leary
Desde La Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
Club News


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No. 174 - January/February 2007
Editor - Tristan Wood

Editorial - On The Dissatisfied and The Satisfied
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
2007 CTL Quiz Questions - Ron Gordon & Tristan Wood
See The Stars of Tomorrow Today - Barbara Jeffery
Desde Murcia IV - Mike Penning
Congreso Internacional en Defensa de la Cultura Tauromaquia - Suzanna Woollam
The 2006 Escalafón - Tristan Wood
Comments on 'An Aristocrat Pardoned' - Andrew Moore
Bullfighting in Italy - David Penton
Relying on Kipling? The Story of Cayetano - Luz Sánchez-Mellado (translated by Tristan Wood)
The Matador on his Knees at the Toril - Grant Pulen
Always the Bridesmaid, Not Yet the Bride: On Performance Indicators and the Bittersweet Career of César Jiménez - Jock Richardson
Photoshoot: The Toreo of Alejandro Talavante - Mike Penning
Letters to the Editor - Paul Hayhurst, Tony Allen, Mike Penning, Arthur Wellesley
The Visit of El Niño de la Capea to the CTL - Mike Penning
Desde La Presidencia - Ivan Moseley
CTL Anniversary Lunch - Brian Harding
A Time of Silence - Mercedes Marín Torices (translated by Brian Harding)
An Introduction to Salvador Cortés - Tristan Wood
Prospects for 2007 in Murcia - Howard Cook
Saturday Night and.... Sunday Morning! - Fiona Cook
Hemingway's Valencia - Graeme Pont
2007 CTL Quiz Answers
Travel News - Helen Leary
50 Years From Now - Brian Harding
El Rincón de Blanca María
Club News
Getting Ready for the New Temporada: The Banderilla Maker - Tristan Wood


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No. 173 – November/December 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Keeping the Danger in the Bullfight to a Minimum
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Poor in El Puerto – Shelly Frape
Desde Murcia III – Mike Penning
One Murcian Morning (and Several evenings) – Keith Halliwell
San Mateo Logroño 2006 and Before & After – Jock Richardson
The Camino, the Corridas and the Chicharros – David Penton
In The Footsteps of Sancho Penton – Jill & Sarah Watson
La Feria des Vendanges, Nîmes – Alistair Drew ‘El Coronel'
From The President’s Box Vera 2006 – Mike Penning
That’s What It’s All About – Tristan Wood
Incredible!!! – Janet & David Fisher
Sebastián Castella’s Historic Temporada – José Antonio del Moral
Letters to the Editor – Richard Walker, Alastair Drew, Deborah Oliver, The Burman Family, Mike Penning, Suzanna Woollam, David Penton, Philip Edge, David Fisher, Graeme Pont, Harlan Blake
The Dove – Carlos Ruiz Villasuso (translated by Ivan Moseley)
Thoughts on Purists, Non-Purists and Anti-Purists – Ivan Moseley
EBL-10: A Scientific Evaluation of Bravery in Toros de Lidia – Diana Thurston
“El Romero” – Shelley Frape
An Interview with Mario Carríon – Robert Weldon
When Bullfighting Was Cool – Graeme Pont
Sentir de la Corrida – Hugh Hosch
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Travel News – Helen Leary
La Feria de Villaluenga – David Pearn
www.ctol.org - Evolution of the CTL Website – Bryan & Diane Strange
Club News


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No. 172 – September/October 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Ferias de Novilladas & The Corrida’s International Dimension
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
A First Fiesta Weekend (Ponteverda 2005) – David Cain
Desde Murcia II – Mike Penning
A Very Poor Feria de San Fermín – José Antonio del Moral
Letters to Michael – Graeme Pont
Santander 2006 – Tristan Wood
Notes from Six Summer Ferias – Jock Richardson
An Aristocrat Pardoned – Daniel Hannan
Multiple Moans & Mnimum Magic – Malaga 2006 – Alistair Drew ‘El Coronel’
A Letter to Paquirri on the Alternativa of his Son – José Antonio del Moral
Desde la Presidencia – Ivan Moseley
Andalucia’s New Taurine Regulations – Ivan Moseley
The New Regalamento In Practice – Brian Harding
From Way Behind the Burladero – Colin Houldon
Letters to the Editor – David Penton, Graeme Pont, Bob Rule, Alastair Drew
The Death of Manolete by Barnaby Conrad – Graeme Pont
Now It’s The Turn of Manolete – Aurtuor Pérez-Rverte (trans. Tristan Wood)
Travel News – Helen Leary
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Club News


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No. 171 – July/August 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Drugs and the Toro Bravo
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
An Introduction to Acoso y Derribo – Diana Thurston Archived article
Jerez 2006 – Shelly Frape
Photos from Jerez – Alastair Drew ‘El Coronel’
Desde Murcia I: A New Beginning – Mike Penning
A Very Long San Isidro Incorporating the 75th Anniversary – José Antonio del Moral
Madrid and Tendido 7 – Olegario ‘El Olé’ (translated by Brian Harding)
San Isidro and Student Life in Madrid – David Penton
The Impossible Lidia – José Carlos Arévalo (translated by Tristan Wood)
More Photos from San Isidro – David Penton
Las Ventas – First Impressions – Helen Matthews
CTL San Isidro 2006 Lunch – Brian Harding
Aranjuez – “An Enjoyable Day Out” – David Penton
A Début and an Alternativa – Howard Cook
A Flick Through Vic – Shelly Frape
Primitive Activities in Aragón – Tristan Wood
How I Came to My First Corrida – Deborah Oliver
Granada & Algeciras Ferias, June 2006 – Alastair Drew, ‘El Coronel’
Algeciras Interlude – Shelly Frape
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Travel News – Helen Leary
Letters to the Editor
Video Update – Ron Gordon
Constitution of the World Organisation of Bullfighting Associations – Muriel Feiner
Club News


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No. 170 – May/June 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On the Eyes of the Aficionado and the Artist
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Castellón de la Plana – Magdalena 2006 – Jock Richardson
2006: Adventures in Alicante – Howard Cook
05-04-1986 to 01-04-2006 – Bob Rule
An April Fair with Plenty of Surprises – José Antonio del Moral
Joselito and the Inaugural Corrida of the Plaza Monumental de Las Ventas – Paco Aguado (translated by Tristan Wood)
Never Mind 75 Years … Look What’s Happened in the Last 30! – Anon. (translated by Tristan Wood)
Luis Francisco Esplá – Maestro en Nueva York – Robert Weldon
Bits and Bobs from the Costa – Bob Rule
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Travel News – Helen Leary
Letter to the Editor – Alastair Drew
Club News


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No. 169 – March/April 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Discipline in the Corrida
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Another Good Year – Lenny Freedman
Ecuador and a First Sight of Rejoneo – Bill Tait
Columbia – A New York Weekend – Mark Rayner
Events at the Start of the Season – Shelly Frape
2006: A New Temporada Begins – Howard Cook
Toros On TV In Britain – Chris Penning
“One of The Best”: Motril’s Inaurural Corrida on TV – Colin Houlden, Alastair Drew
Morón de la Frontera Pays Tribute to Luis Algarra – Tristan Wood
Indulto Fever – Carlos Crivell (Translated by Tristan Wood)
The ‘Indulto’: A Return to the Quiet of the Countryside – Dianas Webb & Thurston
Valencia las Fallas 2006 – Jock Richardson
The Start of the New Season Viewed Through Sevilla’s Carteles – José Antonio del Moral
A Modest Proposal – Jeff Pledge
Letter to the Editor – Mike & Susan Kelly
New Jobs For The Boys – ‘Rottweiler’
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Travel News – Helen Leary
Madrid Corrida Costs – Brian Harding
Memories of Tom Weitzner – José Antonio del Moral
Club News


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No. 168 – January 2006
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On Taurinos Losing The Plot
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Conclusions on the 2005 Temporada – José Antonio del Moral
France’s Great Hope – Barbara Jeffery
The 2005 Escalafón – Tristan Wood
CTL 46th Anniversary Lunch – Jennifer J. Godwin
More Indultos for Matías Tejela – Alastair Drew
Talking With Matías Tejela – Ron Gordon
Annual Club Quiz: Questions – Ron Gordon & Tristan Wood
Please Look After Them, Don Victorino – The Urcolas – Jock Richardson
The Tercio de Banderillas and Its Purpose – Domingo Delgade de la Cámara (translated by Tristan Wood)
El Rincón de Blanca Maria
Annual Club Quiz - Answers
Letters To The Editor – Frank Evans
Travel News – Helen Leary
Club News
Obituaries: Tom Weitzner, Sharn Erik – Chris Penning & Bob Rule


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No. 167– November/December 2005
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On 2005’s Cornadas
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Summer Fruits: Notes from Seven Summer Ferias (Pt. 2) – Jock Richardson
Betting On The Bulls – Hugh Hosch
Bilbao’s Corridas Generales – José Antonio del Moral
In Defense of the Corrida Mixta – Jim Verner
Nîmes - A Windy Feria des Vendanges - José Antonio del Moral & Tristan Wood
Subalterno’s Story: Maxime Ducasse – Jeff Pledge
Don Quixote, Toros y Toreros
How to Watch a Corrida de Toros - And Be Cool – Hugh Hosch
La Feria del Pilar, October 2005
Letters To The Editor – Neville Tindale, Jeff Pledge
Obituary: Álvaro Domecq y Diez (1917-2005) – Tristan Wood
Don Álvaro – José Antonio del Moral
Taurine Excursions: A Perfect Day Along The Bull Route – Diana Thurston & Shelly Frape
2005 - The Season Ends – Howard Cook
100 Years of La Unión de Criadores de Toros de Lidia – Jock Richardson
Book Review: Enrique Ponce - Historia de Una Temporada – Tristan Wood
El Rincón de Blanca María
A Season Ends – Shelly Frape
Been There, Done That, Lost the T-Shirt! – Ray Ham
Travel News – Helen Leary
Video Update – Ron Gordon
Club News


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No. 166 – September/October 2005
Editor – Tristan Wood

Editorial – On The Disappearance of Capework
Rodeo: A Round-Up of Recent News
Jerez 2005 - Onces In A Lifetime – Shelly Frape
Of Moura and Moura – Diana Thurston
The Summer in South-West France – Shelly Frape
Pamplona 2005 – José Antonio del Moral
Santander 2005 – Bucking The Trend – Tristan Wood
The Road to Atarfe – Bill Bait
Málaga and Almería - and, of course Benalmadena – Alastair Drew 'El Coronel'
Behind the Burladero – Colin Houlden
The End of An Era: The Despedida of Frank Evans – Bob Rule
A Report of Frank’s Farewell - Colin Houlden
Letters To The Editor – Mary Moseley, Robert and Liz Walker, David Penton, Mark Rayner
Some Literary Oddments – Jeff Pledge
2005 July-September: Murcia and Beyond – Howard Cook
Summer Fruits: Notes from Seven Summer Ferias (Pt. 1) – Jock Richardson
Travel News – Helen Leary
Manolo Vázquez, Matador de Toros (1929-2005) – Frank Gray
Manolete Is Alive And Living In South America! (Part 2) – Hugh Hosch
El Rincón de Blanca María
Club News


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Article Archive

 

Un Nuevo Práctico – Bryan Strange

Peñas and Torneos: El Rito Taurino in Old Castile – Diane Strange

Saviours of the Fiesta Brava or Just a Curious Anomaly? Céret 2009 - Jacob Plieth

Matadors’ Feelings About Their Suits - Barbara Jeffery

The Beginnings of Toreo en Redondo - José Carlos Arévalo (translated by Tristan Wood)

A Visit to Palha, A Ganadería of Reknown - Herbert Wiese

The Afición of Brian Epstein - Graeme Pont

Valor and Emoción - Brian Harding

Three Days in Málaga - Daniel Hannan

José Tomás in Madrid - Andrew Moore

An Interview with the CTL’s Hon. Vice-President - José Ignacio de la Serna (translated by Brian Harding)

Morante de la Puebla: My Morantismo, His Tauromaquia - John Gordon

The Last Tauromaquia - Juan Antonio Arévalo (translated by Jock Richardson)

Rincon's Despedida Upstaged by Colourful Geezer Triumph - Hugh Hosch

Editorial - On Bad News Being No News – Tristan Wood

An Introduction to Acoso y Derribo – Diana Thurston

Temporada '04, Especially The Duero – Harlan M. Blake

Alain Bonijol – Jeff Pledge

The Most Useful Book on the Toros So Far? - Jock Richardson

Nuevo En Esta Plaza: A Grain of Salt - Jim Verner

An Interview with El Juli - Tristan Wood

France Is The New Spain - Daniel Hannan

Desde México XXV – Mike Penning

Nuevo en esta Plaza: The Trapío Trap - Jim Verner

Talking with Paco Aguado – Bill Lyon

The President’s Piggy - Brian Harding

A January Hat Trick - Howard Cook

2001 - Sightings and Pronouncements - Tristan Wood

Juan Antonio Ruiz Román, Espartaco - Brian Harding

DESDE MEXICO XII TEMPORADA GRANDE 2000/2001 Part 2 - Mike Penning

TOREO AS ART-A PERSONAL VIEW  - Jock Richardson

MAKIN' 'EM BEG - Hugh Hosch


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