Title Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Sort of Books 1999
0953522709 / 9780953522705
Seller ID RWARE0000035851
Meet Chris Stewart, the eternal optimist. At age 17 Chris retired as the dr ummer 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 neigh bour 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. "D riving Over Lemons" is that rare thing: a funny, insightful book that charm s you from the first page to the last...and one that makes running a peasan t farm in Spain seem like a distinctly good move. Chris transports us to La s Alpujarras, an oddball region south of Granada, and into a series of misa dventures with an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age tr avellers and ex-pats. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm that he a nd Ana bought, El Valero - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond a nd lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, w ater supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that?