Louise Johnson


Louise Johnson first fell in love with Barcelona during family holidays to the Costa Brava pre-Olympics. She has lived in several different countries around the world but always comes back to Barcelona for its great mix of people and laid-back lifestyle. After years of working in local journalism and at the BBC, on medical drama Holby City, she went freelance and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines both in the UK and abroad. Currently she is working on a screenplay about flamenco dance. She is originally from London.

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Photo by Mano Martínez.

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