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Chris Stewart shot to fame with Driving Over Lemons – Sort Of Books’ launch title in 1999. Funny, insightful and real, the book told the story of how he bought a Spanish peasant farm on the wrong side of the river, with its previous owner still resident. It became an international bestseller and together with its sequels – A Parrot in the Pepper Tree and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society –has sold more than a million copies in the UK alone.

Chris prepared for life on his Spanish farm with jobs of doubtful relevance. He was the original drummer in Genesis (he played on the first album), then joined a circus, learnt how to shear sheep, went to China to write the Rough Guide, gained a pilot’s license in Los Angeles, and completed a course in French cooking. Three Ways to Capsize a Boat fills in his lost years as a yacht skipper in the Greek islands and dodging icebergs in the Atlantic. It is that rare thing: a book about sailing equally fun for people without a trace of sea legs.

Chris, his wife Ana and their daughter Chloë continue to live on their farm, with their numerous dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and misanthropic parrot.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chris Stewart

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat - An Optimist Afloat by Chris Stewart
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat - An Optimist Afloat
Chris Stewart
How this man has had the time to fit in all the things he has done in his life is quite amazing and here we have another of his adventures. Along with being the original drummer in Genesis, getting a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2010
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart
Driving Over Lemons
Chris Stewart
The first in a trilogy of books about Chris Stewart and his wife starting a new life in the Andalucian mountains. No electricity, no water, no clue!! This is such a funny and heart-warming book that once you finish this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree
Chris Stewart
Continuing the tales of life in a the Spanish hills. Now with their young daughter Chloe they are very much part of the community. We also learn far more about the journey that brought Chris and his family to Andalucía....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society
Chris Stewart
The third part of Chris Stewarts tales of life in El Valero. Fifteen years of living there and things still surprise, amaze, amuse and charm him, as he does us. Great writing from a very likeable chap!
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat by Chris Stewart
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat
Chris Stewart
How this man has had the time to fit in all the things he has done in his life is quite amazing and here we have another of his adventures. Along with being the original drummer in Genesis, getting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2009

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