The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

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The good life abroad just keeps getting better as Christ Stewart, one-time Genesis drummer, turned sheepshearer, turned bestselling writer, returns with a new book on his life in the decidedly oddball region of Las Alpujarras, south of Granada. THE ALOMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY finds Chris and his family still living on their farm, El Varo - but life there never stands still. You will find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on the way to treat dung beetles; bluffs his way as an art history guide to millionaire Bostonians; collects seeds in North Africa; and joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society. And you'll cringe as he tries his hand at office work in an immigrants' advice centre in Granada...In this sequel to DRIVING OVER LEMONS and A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 138 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752885979
  • 9780752885971

About Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart prepared for life on a mountain farm in Spain with jobs of doubtful relevance. After leaving Genesis (he drummed on the first album), he joined a circus, learnt how to shear sheep, crewed a yacht in Greece, went to China for the Rough Guides, and completed a course in French cooking. He is the author of the bestselling DRIVING OVER LEMONS and A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, to which THE ALMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY is a sort of sequel. Chris, his wife Ana, and their daughter Chloe, continue to live on their farm, El Valero, with their dogs, cats, sheep and misanthropic parrot. Chris Stewart won a British Book Award for DRIVING OVER LEMONS. Chris Stewart prepared for life on a mountain farm in Spain with jobs of doubtful relevance. After leaving Genesis (he drummed on the first album), he joined a circus, learnt how to shear sheep, crewed a yacht in Greece, went to China for the Rough Guides, and completed a course in French cooking. He is the author of the bestselling DRIVING OVER LEMONS and A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, to which THE ALMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY is a sort of sequel. Chris, his wife Ana, and their daughter Chloe, continue to live on their farm, El Valero, with their dogs, cats, sheep and misanthropic parrot. Chris Stewart won a British Book Award for DRIVING OVER LEMONS.show more

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'mightily entertaining... Stewart makes an excellent reader of his accounts of Spain and life at his far, El Varo, the reading accentuating the self-deprecatory humour, adding considerably to the listener's pleasure. A welcome longer-length recording - five hours - and every minute enjoyed.' -- Sue Baker PUBLISHING NEWS 'a delight from the off, when he insists on relieving a dung beetle of its dung ball. Why, you ask? Listen on - it's worth it.' -- Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS 'a highly amusing listen.' -- Vidar Hjardeng THE BOOK MAGAZINEshow more

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