Thursday, 1 August 2013

Driving over Lemons – travel book

Driving over Lemons by Chris Stewart

Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia is a travel book by Chris Stewart.  It was published in 1999. The writer was a drummer for Genesis until he retired from that at 17  and made a complete change to become a sheep shearer and travel writer.

The book is a very engaging look at life on a very remote mountain farm in Andalucia in Spain. They started out with no electricity, running water or road access.

I re-read it just recently, and it was just as good to read as the first time around – which you can't say for all books.  The author takes the mickey out of himself with great panache.


The book won't make you want to live there – but you won't regret the time you spent reading it either.
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring Chick Lit Central on your sidebar!

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  2. I'd like this one. Sounds something like from Sri Lanka!

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  3. I loved this book, read it a long time ago and reviewed it
    here

    Thanks for bringing us all together on this one.
    Marianne from Let's Read

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  4. You're the second person who has recommended this one - I must get a copy.

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  5. This sounds like a very inspiring story and a great reading journey! I will have to check it out.
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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