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Driving Over Lemons 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 PartLush 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 Entr E 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

About the Author: Chris Stewart

Christopher Chris Stewart born 1951 , was the original drummer and a founding member of Genesis He is now a farmer and an author A classmate of Tony Banks and Peter Gabriel at Charterhouse School, Stewart joined them in a school band called The Garden Wall, and they later formed another band with schoolmates Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, called Anon This band eventually became Genesi

10 thoughts on “Driving Over Lemons

  1. says:

    This really is my favourite kind of light reading what I like to think of as the expat sub genre of travel writing You know the drill Someone decides to opt out of their normal life bonus points if it s a bit humdrum , goes to foreign country bonus points if non English speaking and encounters a whole range of amusing misunderstandings and challenges as they establish a new life even MORE bonus points if they b

  2. says:

    I have admit I came to this book with low expectations The story of an Englishman s escape into rural Spain seemed to promise only the same endlessly repeated tropes the hapless foreigner making their way in a strange land, the contrast of dreary modern life with the pure traditions of the unlettered, the isolation of cities compared with the communality of the country you ve heard it all before But I was pleasantly sur

  3. says:

    What a wonderfully witty, charming and heart warming story I knew nothing of Chris Stewart before I read this, and only after did I realise that he was the lead drummer in Genesis which is rather impressive At the beginning of the book, Chris embarks on a scary but overall fulfilling journey to El Valero, a peasant region in Andalucia where he buys a farm on a whim with no running water, no obvious access to a road, no electric

  4. says:

    My ability to relate to the author got off to a poor start, wore thinner under his gendering of food, and finally broke down over his willingness to associate with and admiration for a taciturn domestic abuser I might have got further if the writing seemed really fantastic, but it seemed just like other civilised man on the wild passionate continent books with the usual wife ignoring, romanticising tropes.

  5. says:

    Makes you want to quit your crappy job, sell your pricey house and move to a pile of rocks in Spain Reminds you of the importance and joy to be found in relationships with neighbors, and the lack of importance in sticking to a tight schedule I gave this to my Mom soon after I read it, and she loved it as well The writing style is natural, conversational Great book.

  6. says:

    Man I should have loved this book When I pulled the off the shelf at Half Price Books I knew I had to have it It was perfect for me Not only was it a travel memoir, one of my great weaknesses, but it was a travel memoir about Spain Add onto that a quirky story and I m sold.So what happened Why am I not head over heels for this story The writing was quite good, the descriptions were also nicely done There is nothing glaringly obvious throughout the ent

  7. says:

    I live surrounded by lemon trees, none of them mine In fact, everywhere I have lived, there has been at least one collection of lemons, be they Meyer, Eureka, Lisbon, or Sweet Italian So this book title grabbed me quickly, as I may not drive over lemons but I certainly do walk over them.Chris Stewart, early drummer of the rock band Genesis and an itinerant sheep shearer, decides impulsively to purchase a run down farm in Spain El Valero is owned by a savvy fa

  8. says:

    Chris Stewart, formerly of Genesis, relocates his family to Andalucia They embrace a very peasant lifestyle, and seem to love it I loved reading about the farm the seasons, the beauty, the locals, and the little customs of the locals like planting on saints days I would have liked a lot about Andalucia in general, beyond the farm If you ve ever wished for a simpler, pastoral life, you would probably enjoy this a bit than I did.

  9. says:

    Hace tiempo que no ME COM A un libro Lo empec en un finde relajado y de repente se acab el finde Es una gozada de principio a fin, exceptuando quiz las partes donde se faenan a los animales, aunque al menos est n en el campo y literalmente se los comen y viven de ello.Es la historia real de un ingl s, que se va con su se ora a vivir a una casucha inh spita en medio de la nada, o bueno, en medio de una zona muy f rtil y bonita en Andaluc a Pero el lugar hasta donde llegan se

  10. says:

    It s unavoidable making the comparison between this book and Peter Mayle s A Year in Provence. Both are memoirs by ex Pat Brits of their relocation to bucolic parts of Southern Europe, both to be found in my neighborhood book store almost side by side under Travel Essays A blurb from the Daily Telegraph even says Stewart is being talked up as the new Peter Mayle Fortunately Stewart compared well in fact I liked his book quite a bit than Mayle s.A lot of that is that I just plain li

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