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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain (Vintage Departures)

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ISBN13: 9780375709159
ISBN10: 0375709150
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  No sooner had Chris Stewart set eyes on El Valero than he handed over a check.  Now all he had to do was explain to Ana, his wife that they were the proud owners of an isolated sheep farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain.  That was the easy part.

Lush with olive, lemon, and almond groves, the farm lacks a few essentials—running water, electricity, an access road.  And then there's the problem of rapacious Pedro Romero, the previous owner who refuses to leave.  A perpetual optimist, whose skill as a sheepshearer provides an ideal entrée into his new community, Stewart also possesses an unflappable spirit that, we soon learn, nothing can diminish.  Wholly enchanted by the rugged terrain of the hillside and the people they meet along the way—among them farmers, including the ever-resourceful Domingo, other expatriates and artists—Chris and Ana Stewart build an enviable life, complete with a child and dogs, in a country far from home.

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Written by the first drummer for the rock group Genesis, this wonderful account concerns a family making a life and home in remote but enchanting southern Spain. Photos throughout.

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Driving Over Lemons is the contagiously entertaining account of one couple's beginning a new life as they turn a rundown peasant farm in southern Spain into a home.

When Chris Stewart first sees El Valero, he's willing to overlook its lack of electricity, running water, or access road. Assured that he's bought "a paradise for pennies," he phones his wife, Ana, still in England, whose enthusiasm is a little more tempered. Together they embark on an undertaking that includes rebuilding the house, feeding and housing a former owner reluctant to leave, the threat of drought (and flood), a cultural misunderstanding, and the creation of a whole new, fulfilling, enviable life

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Chris Stewart lives in Spain with his wife, Ana, and daughter, Chloë.

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moon by day, March 2, 2008 (view all comments by moon by day)
I really enjoyed this look at life in rural Spain near the historic city of Granada. A contemporary English couple move to a beautiful and very rustic mountain-side farm and meet the many challenges there with the help of generous neighbors and humorous outlook.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375709159
Author:
Stewart, Chris
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Alpujarra Region
Subject:
Alpujarra Region (Spain) -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
SO-95
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT/1 MAP
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.34x4.89x.56 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375709159 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written by the first drummer for the rock group Genesis, this wonderful account concerns a family making a life and home in remote but enchanting southern Spain. Photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , Driving Over Lemons is the contagiously entertaining account of one couple's beginning a new life as they turn a rundown peasant farm in southern Spain into a home.

When Chris Stewart first sees El Valero, he's willing to overlook its lack of electricity, running water, or access road. Assured that he's bought "a paradise for pennies," he phones his wife, Ana, still in England, whose enthusiasm is a little more tempered. Together they embark on an undertaking that includes rebuilding the house, feeding and housing a former owner reluctant to leave, the threat of drought (and flood), a cultural misunderstanding, and the creation of a whole new, fulfilling, enviable life

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