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Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - Chris Stewart
Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
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Meet Chris Stewart, the eternal optimist. At age 17 Chris retired as the drummer of Genesis and launched a career as a sheep shearer and travel writer. He has no regrets about this. Had he become a big-time rock star he might never have moved with his wife Ana to a remote mountain farm in... show more
Meet Chris Stewart, the eternal optimist. At age 17 Chris retired as the drummer of Genesis and launched a career as a sheep shearer and travel writer. He has no regrets about this. Had he become a big-time rock star he might never have moved with his wife Ana to a remote mountain farm in Andalucia. Nor forged the friendship of a lifetime with his resourceful peasant neighbour Domingo...not watched his baby daughter Chloe grow and thrive there...nor written this book. Fate does sometimes seem to know what it's up to. "Driving Over Lemons" is that rare thing: a funny, insightful book that charms you from the first page to the last...and one that makes running a peasant farm in Spain seem like a distinctly good move. Chris transports us to Las Alpujarras, an oddball region south of Granada, and into a series of misadventures with an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm that he and Ana bought, El Valero - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that?
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ISBN: 9780953522705 (0953522709)
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Driving Over Lemons
It's unavoidable making the comparison between this book and Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence. Both are memoirs by ex-Pat Brits of their relocation to bucolic parts of Southern Europe, both to be found in my neighborhood book store almost side-by-side under Travel Essays. A blurb from the Daily Tele...
Book Love
Book Love rated it
4.0 Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
I really enjoyed this book until the end...and then it just kind of stopped! I was like, what just happened?? But it was a fun look at this family's life in Spain.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Hah - how serendipitous. As dear M unfolds Stewart's laid back tales, dear Auntie gives us the fraudio.
debnance
debnance rated it
3.0 Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Great cover.
Dreamer
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4.0 Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Entered in diary from 2000
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