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A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
  

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

Part of the The Lemons Trilogy Series
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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. You’ll be wanting to pack your bags and move out there yourself!

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Synopsis

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart’s DRIVING OVER LEMONS told the story of his move to a remote mountain farm in Las Alpujarras – an oddball region of Spain, south of Granada. Funny, insightful and real, the book became an international bestseller.

A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE
, the sequel to Lemons, follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloë, as they get to grips with a misanthropic parrot who joins their home, Spanish school life, neighbours in love, their amazement at Chris appearing on the bestseller lists . . and their shock at discovering that their beloved valley is once more under threat of a dam.

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree also looks back on Chris Stewart’s former life – the hard times shearing in midwinter Sweden (and driving across the frozen sea to reach island farms); his first taste of Spain, learning flamenco guitar as a 20-year old; and his illustrious music career, drumming for his school band Genesis (sacked at 17, he never quite became Phil Collins), and then for a circus.

Reviews

"He’s pulled it off: this is as funny and charming as the first book." Alasdair Palmer, Sunday Telegraph

"Chris Stewart’s story cannot be told too often." The Times

"An unexpected gem of a book, written with a mix of insight and self-deprecation that echoes Bill Bryson at his funniest." Dundee Evening Telegraph & Post

Stewart never patronises, he just observes . . . funny, generous and warm ." Sue Arnold, The Guardian

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2009

Author

Chris Stewart

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Sort Of Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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eBook Favourites

Travel writing
Memoirs

ISBN

9780956003812

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