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!
The Good Life goes on at El Valero. Find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on local teenage mores; bluffs his way in art history to millionaire Bostonians; is rescued off a snowy peak by the Guardia Civil; and, joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society. You'll cringe with Chris as he tries his hand at office work in an immigrants' advice centre in Granada, spurred into action by the arrival of four destitute young Moroccans at El Valero.
And you'll never see olive oil in quite the same way again...In this sequel to "Lemons" and "Parrot", Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.
What the Press have said about Chris Stewart...
All quite delightful and slips down as easily as a small bottle of Spanish Beer.” Giles Foden,
Conde Naste Traveller
“Chris Stewart is one of life’s bold originals.” Christina Hardyment, The Independent
“A funny, observant and personal account of what a man can learn, and what there is to appreciate in life. Marvellous.” John S. Doyle, The Sunday Tribune
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Publisher: Sort Of Books
|Publication date:||4th June 2009|
|Publisher:||Sort Of Books|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Real World, Travel,|
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 ...More About Chris Stewart