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The secrets of Don Quixote


This month marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain’s “Prince of Letters”. To commemorate the occasion, I’ve written a feature on his life –worthy of being turned into a 17th century-set thriller — and the secrets lurking beneath the surface of his most famous novel, Don Quixote. You’ll find my feature in this month’s Fortean Times, out now.

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Maria is a freelance writer, editor, and communications manager based in Bristol, UK. She specialises in history, art, myth, and mystery and is the founder of