Saturday, March 21, 2009

Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Christ Stewart

Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia
Christ Stewart
1999, Sort Of Books, London

Chris Stewart is an English-born sheep-shearer who decides to move to Spain and buy a farm in Andalucia with his wife. The farm they purchase has no running water, road access or electricity and is on the other side of a temperamental river.

This is a beautifully told story of a foreigner making a new life in Spain. Stewart exquisitely describes the beauty of the country, and the true enticement of the idyllic rural culture. It sure makes me want to pack up and try!

Link to journal at bookcrossing

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