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?
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The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003829

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 293

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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.
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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.
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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

An Optimist Afloat

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0307592375

Category: Travel

Page: 178

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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.
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A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003812

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 264

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

Author: Richard Zimler

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590208064

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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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.
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The Rough Guide to Andalucia

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241217563

Category: Travel

Page: 616

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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.
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Sacred Sierra

A Year on a Spanish Mountain

Author: Jason Webster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: 349

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In a book, rich with characters and plants, this is a romantic and alluring leap into Spanish rural life with the author and his partner, a flamenco dancer, who buy a farm in a remote, steep valley and set about clearing land, planting and harvesting olives.
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The Complete Bartender (Updated)

Author: Robyn M. Feller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101220740

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 8946

Features: Exciting New Drinks Frozen Blender Drinks Beer and Wine Punch Low-Calorie Drinks After-Dinner Drinks Non-Alcoholic Drinks Hot Drinks Aperitifs Holiday and Seasonal Drinks Plus... Stocking the Bar Selecting Barware A Guide to Ingredients Making Toasts Responsible Bartending Responsible Drinking Party Planning Creating Theme Parties
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.
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Tails of the Alpujarras

Author: Chris Stewart,Victoria Twead,David Luddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910530801

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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.
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The Gin Dictionary

Author: David T. Smith

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784724890

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Gin is the spirit of the moment, the discerning drinker's tipple of choice. But with a gin revolution currently sweeping the world, it has never been a more fascinating - and complex - subject. The Gin Dictionary is the gin-drinker's guide to this special spirit. With more than 200 entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of gin around the world, award-winning gin expert David T. Smith explores the key factors behind your drink.
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Late Dinner

Discovering the Food of Spain

Author: Paul Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416545392

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Vivid and richly textured, A Late Dinner is a delightful journey through Spain and Spanish cuisine. Paul Richardson is the perfect guide. In lush prose he brings to life the fascinating people who grow and cook and eat the hugely varied and still little-known food of Spain. Richardson's vibrant writing takes readers beyond gazpacho and paella and immerses them in the flavorful world of Spanish food -- from the typical coastal cuisine; to the ancient shepherd cooking of the mountains; to the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and San Sebastián, where chefs are setting the trend for modern cuisine across the globe. His evocative descriptions -- the fried þsh in Cádiz; the tender asparagus and sweet crispy lettuce of Navarre; the Catalan calçotada, a feast of grilled spring onions in a nutty, delicately spicy sauce; the whimsical creations of internationally acclaimed chef Ferran Adrià -- are a celebration of the senses. Richardson traces the roots of Spanish cooking to the landscape, the people, and the history of this beautiful and complex country. A Late Dinner is a glorious and intimately drawn portrait of Spain.
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The Almond Tree

Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1859643302

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with the knowledge that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on Occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ichmad''s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family''s home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict. Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence, and discovers a new hope for the future.
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Winter Sky

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781629722290

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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Lucas is a fighter in the Polish Resistance Movement during World War II. But when he wakes up in the trenches after a long night of being shelled, he finds his ears bloody and his memory gone. All he has left is a torn photograph of a man and woman and a young boy. Could the child be him? Four days later, on December 20, Lucas is dropped off on the train platform of a bombed-out Polish village. Nothing is familiar, though his buddies assure him that this was his home town. All around him he finds death and destruction. He begins searching for his family. A young woman recognizes the people in his photograph, but his hope is short-lived when he finds out they were some of the first casualties of the war. As he leaves the village, he comes upon two children; a brother and a sister, both on the verge of starvation. He wants to help them, but he has nothing to give: not a blanket, nor a scrap of food. Once more, the woman finds him on the road and begs him to help the children. He gives in and bundles them up and takes them with him to the rail station where he manages to secure the last seat. On the train, he notices the little girl is carrying her own torn photograph. When he asks to see it, he realizes that it is the second half of his own picture. With a full heart, he recognizes the young boy in his photo as the little boy sitting across from him. In the second half of the photo he sees himself in his uniform holding hands with the young girl. The children are his family: his own brother and sister. One more face in the picture draws his attention. It is the girl who helped him in the village-she is his sister, killed along with his parents, but who has returned as an angel to make sure the little family was reunited and safe. The young man is able to spend the holidays with his family, his heart filled with hope that they will find a safe haven among the Allied armies.
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Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
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It's Not about the Tapas

A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels

Author: Polly Evans

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385339925

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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A young Englishwoman recounts her adventures during a bicycle trip around Spain, detailing her encounters with the grueling heights of the Pyrenees, overzealous suitors, local wildlife, and Spanish history while indulging in the pleasures of Spanish regional cookery. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Edible Insects

Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security

Author: Arnold van Huis,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: 9789251075951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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Edible insects have always been a part of human diets, but in some societies there remains a degree of disdain and disgust for their consumption. Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide. This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security and examines future prospects for raising insects at a commercial scale to improve food and feed production, diversify diets, and support livelihoods in both developing and developed countries. Edible insects are a promising alternative to the conventional production of meat, either for direct human consumption or for indirect use as feedstock. This publication will boost awareness of the many valuable roles that insects play in sustaining nature and human life, and it will stimulate debate on the expansion of the use of insects as food and feed.
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Six Seasons

A New Way with Vegetables

Author: Joshua McFadden

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656315

Category: COOKING

Page: 397

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"In 225 simple, inventive recipes that celebrate all the ways to use all the parts of a vegetable at its peak, McFadden shares his passion and expertise as both chef and farmer"--Page 4 of overleaf.
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