• Author Chris Stewart Sheep Shearing
  • Driving Over Lemons…
  • Kent – FF
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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 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 gd 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? Driving Over Lemons has sold over a million copies since publication in 1999. The title has been translated into 9 languages.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2084 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Sort Of; 10th UK ed. edition (8 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956308643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956308641
  • ASIN: B006WB2E6O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Spain at its best.

 on 22 January 2014
By Carol
Dark shadows clouded my dreams of the sunny farm bright with geraniums and orange blossom. A valley teeming with murderous snakes guarding the entrance to a place of stones and scorpions.

One of the better ‘good life abroad’ books

9 people found this helpful.
 on 24 October 2012
By Simon Binning
In the last twenty years or so there seems to have been hundreds of books written by Brits who have given up everything and moved abroad to follow a dream or a whim. Some of them have been pretty awful.

Interesting and thoughtful

2 people found this helpful.
 on 3 October 2012
By Lyndsey Kirkwood
An excellent read, Chris tells the story of he and his wife Ana moving to Andalucia with humour, passion and realism. Some of the areas he describes sound breathtaking and I plan on looking at the area in more detail on the Internet as unfortunately, as is the way with the classic Kindle, the photos aren’t the best.

Not your conventional tale of expats in Spain

One person found this helpful.
 on 13 August 2014
By Gs-trentham
Coming late to this best seller, I can add little to the deserved praise it has already had.

Driving over Lemons

 on 14 January 2017
By J A Bradley
A light hearted look at life in rural Spain. Reading all about the pitfalls and what they had accomplished throughout the book was interesting reading.

As enjoyable as lemon meringue pie.

 on 28 July 2016
By Toby
I love Spain and found this book an absolute delight. Not what you would call a page turner however I found it difficult to put down. Chis Stewart has a delightful narrative style.

Entertaining

 on 15 March 2015
By Kindle Customer
Good account of life in Spain as an expat. Amusing in many places. The writer describes the characters well. Its no masterpiece and in some places I skimmed a bit as the narrative went on a tad too much but it is a nice read well written.

Life in the Sierra Nevada

 on 13 July 2013
By Garwood Yardley
This book, the first in the trilogy, recounts the hardships, challenges and rewards when a Brit falls in love with a location and its inhabitants, Amusing and wry with subtle and informative insights about exploring a European culture new to the author. A really good read.

Readable but not unputdownable

 on 17 March 2014
By Rosy3683
Heard so much about this book and really wanted to sing its praises. Its a good book, with lovely descriptions and I’d certainly recommend it but was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t as amazing as I’d hoped it to be.
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