Driving Over Lemons

An Optimist in Andalucia

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003805

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 295

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Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloë is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - 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?

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003829

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 293

View: 7031

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.

The Last Days of the Bus Club

Part Four of the Million-Selling Driving Over Lemons Trilogy

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908745439

Category: Alpujarras (Spain)

Page: 240

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Part Four of the million-selling Driving Over Lemons series.

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

An Optimist Afloat

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0307592375

Category: Travel

Page: 178

View: 4564

Describes the author's unlikely job as a Cornish Crabber, work that required him to learn how to sail during a voyage around the Greek Islands.

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003812

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 264

View: 2271

Chris Stewart turns another leaf on his life in southern Spain in this evocative and very funny sequel to Driving Over Lemons.

How Not To Live Abroad

Surviving Rustic Bliss In the Spanish Countryside

Author: Shaun Briley

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806525877

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 4060

The almond farm in Almeria, Spain, is exactly what twentysomething slackers Shaun Briley and his girlfriend. Helen, have been looking for: A rustic retreat from the pressures of adulthood back in London. Complete ignorance of agriculture, local culture, and the language? Not a problem. The key to success lies in mastering a few simple lessons about the simple life.... 1) Indoor toilets are for wusses. As are running water, heat, and electricity, apparently. But does the absence of creature comforts really matter when you're young and in love? Or in lust and reasonably fond of one another? 2) Love means maintaining the mutual delusion that everything is perfectly fine. The fact that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was filmed near your little corner of paradise is cool--not weirdly prophetic. As long you both understand that acclimating to hovel (er, "farm") life and its necessary privations (no mixed drinks, no hot showers, no clean underwear) may take a while, everything will be just dandy. No really... 3) Foreigners are weird. This means you. One of the richest rewards of life in a rural community is getting to know your neighbors: The salt of the earth who will give you the shirts off their backs, or a funny, farting puppy; who will feed you pork sausages until you're sick, and will laugh at just about every stupid thing you do. Over the course of one (long) year, Shaun and Helen will learn what it's like to take a relationship for a test drive on the wrong side of the road, as they get a crash course in the sublime and ridiculous intricacies of.... How Not to Live Abroad.

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

Author: Richard Zimler

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590208064

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 8760

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, an international bestseller, is an extraordinary novel that transports listeners into the universe of Jewish Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of April 1506. Just a few years earlier, Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity. Many of these New Christians persevered in their Jewish prayers and rituals in secret and at great risk; the hidden, arcane practices of the kabbalists, a mystical sect of Jews, continued as well. One such secret Jew was Berekiah Zarco, an intelligent young manuscript illuminator. Inflamed by love and revenge, he searches, in the crucible of the raging pogrom, for the killer of his beloved uncle Abraham, a renowned kabbalist and manuscript illuminator, discovered murdered in a hidden synagogue along with a young girl in dishabille. Risking his life in streets seething with mayhem, Berekiah tracks down answers among Christians, New Christians, Jews, and the fellow kabbalists of his uncle, whose secret language and codes by turns light and obscure the way to the truth he seeks. A marvelous story, a challenging mystery, and a telling tale of the evils of intolerance, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon both compels and entertains.

Sacred Sierra

A Year on a Spanish Mountain

Author: Jason Webster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407093231

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 3475

Jason Webster had lived in Spain for 15 years when he and his partner Salud, a flamenco dancer, tired of their city life and decided to buy a crumbling farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellón. He knew nothing about farming - he didn't even know what an almond tree looked like, or that he owned over 100 of them - but with help from local farmers and a twelfth-century book on gardening he set about recreating his dream. Sacred Sierra tells the story of their first year on the mountain, and how they cleared the land, planted and harvested olives, nurtured precious, expensive truffles, all while surviving gale force winds and scorching summer fires. While toying with the timeless, he also retells ancient legends and as the year passed, finds himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits.

To Kill a Mockingbird 40th

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 9780060194994

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 2053

The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a Black man accused of rape

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9273

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1304039447

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 3398

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man would establish Joyce as a leader in the movement know as literary modernism. It is set in late 19th century Ireland, and features the education of a young man, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce's alter ego. His education is not only scholarly, but an intellectual, emotional and moral formation as he sheds himself of his Roman Catholic roots and develops as a writer. A Portrait of the Artist is not a breezy read. There's not a whole lot of action either - it's almost all an introspective, impressionistic meandering of a budding author. The plot line and prose can be difficult, which will require a closer reading. That said, this is a cornerstone of literature for its description of a once innocent young boy who grows dissatisfied with the world, and grows at odds with himself philosophically and psychologically. Journey through Joyce's head as a young man as his Dadalus overturns nearly every facet of his life: religion, class, his education, and morality.

Tails of the Alpujarras

Author: Chris Stewart,Victoria Twead,David Luddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910530801

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8607

Funny or sad, fact or fiction, heart-warming or heartbreaking. We asked animal lovers everywhere to contribute stories, anecdotes or poems about animals in order to raise funds to help alleviate the desperate plight of abandoned pets in the Alpujarra region of Southern Spain. The response was overwhelming. In addition to a lovely tale from international bestselling author Chris Stewart, (Driving over Lemons), we have stories from many other well known authors including Victoria Twead, David Luddington, Jeff Jones and Elizabeth Revill. Other contributions come from published novelists, broadcasters, writers or everyday animal lovers just sharing their own stories and thoughts. The only thing they all have in common is their passion to help. Southern Spain has been badly hit by the Euro crisis and has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe resulting in thousands of once-loved domestic pets being abandoned to fend for themselves. Sadly most of these domesticated animals will not survive on their own. In its short history, Valle Verde is a rescue centre which has rescued, treated and re-homed hundreds of lost and bewildered animals however they are desperately short of funds. They receive no government help and rely purely on private donations. This anthology has been sponsored by Mirador Publishing with all profits being donated to help Valle Verde Animal Rescue. All of the authors have generously donated their work and the cover was designed by local artist Charlotte Moore, famous for the covers gracing many best sellers. We are indebted to all those wonderful people who have helped make this anthology a reality. Please read and enjoy and know that you are helping.

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241217563

Category: Travel

Page: 616

View: 5109

The fully updated Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía.

Hungry for Peace

How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs

Author: Keith McHenry

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 1937276392

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 8575

The de facto how-to manual of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which provides free food to the homeless and hungry and has branches in countries on every continent except Antarctica, this book describes at length how to set up and operate a Food Not Bombs chapter. The guide considers every aspect of the operation, from food collection and distribution to fund-raising, consensus decision making, and what to do when the police arrive. It contains detailed information on setting up a kitchen and cooking for large groups as well as a variety of delicious recipes. Accompanying numerous photographs is a lengthy section on the history of Food Not Bombs, with stories of the jailing and murder of activists, as well as premade handbills and flyers ready for photocopying.

The Sorcery Club

Author: Elliott O'Donnell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304969762

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 2664

The Sorcery Club San Francisco is in the grip of an economic collapse, and three clerks find themselves on the verge of starvation until one of them discovers a strange old book in a junk shop. The book dates back several hundred years, and is an account of the history of the lost civilization of Atlantis and a practical guide to Atlantean black magic. By means of this tome they make contact with mysterious entities, who offer them a pact - if the three of them can abstain from marriage and from quarrelling with one another for a period of time they will have a succession of powers granted to them and of they hold to this compact for the full period they will have all of those powers for the remainder of their lives. If they break the pact they must however accept the consequences.

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 9391

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

The Pears of New York

Author: U. P. Hedrick,George Henry Howe,Orrin Morehouse Taylor,Edward H. Francis,Harold Bradford Tukey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic books

Page: 636

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