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The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart
  

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

Part of the The Lemons Trilogy Series
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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!

Synopsis

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart

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.

Reviews

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

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
256 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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Travel writing

ISBN

9780956003829

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