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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Driving Over Lemons An Optimist in Andalucia Author:Chris Stewart A funny, generous, wonderfully written account of an family making a life and home in remote but enchanting southern Spain. — At seventeen, Chris Stewart, the first drummer for the rock group Genesis, left the band and launched a career that included stints as a sailor, a sheep shearer, and a travel writer. And he has no regrets. — If he'd bec... more »ome a rock star, he might never have moved with his wife, Ana, to El Valero, a mountain farm in Andaluca, Spain, studded with olive, almond, and lemon groves -- but with no access road, water supply, or electricity. He might never have forged the friendship of a lifetime with his resourceful neighbor Domingo. He might never have had the adventures that resulted in both hilarious disasters and blissful serendipity. He might never have experienced the satisfying complexity of a simple life lived in one of Europes's most beautiful regions, among peasants, farmers, ex-pats, New Age travelers, and a growing family, or come to understand a place and its people with such depth and affection. And certainly Stewart, the eternal optimist, would never have written this delectable book and made us his utterly captivated audience.« less
Interesting tale of one man and his wife's attempt at living in rural Spain. Best enjoyed from the comfort of your armchair:)The author paints a very realistic picture of a fairly unknown part of Spain and the way of life there.