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Key West: Tequila, a Pinch of Salt and a Quirky Slice of America...a year in Key West
 
 

Key West: Tequila, a Pinch of Salt and a Quirky Slice of America...a year in Key West [Kindle Edition]

Jon Breakfield
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'You can certainly count on one sale, I can promise you that' -
New York Times best-selling author Bill Bryson

What would you do if you were on holiday and your better half said ‘Let’s not go back’?
Would you stay?
Would you stay if staying meant giving up everything back home in England to live on the backwater island of Key West, Florida?
Come with me to this oddball, bacchanalian corner of the world where anything goes, the closest major city is Havana and where my wife and I lead an eye-popping, adventure-filled life until it is all ripped asunder by a catastrophic hurricane.
KEY WEST: Tequila, a Pinch of Salt and a Quirky Slice of America is a lyrical portrait of a couple from England integrating themselves on a startlingly picturesque, joyously wacky island that is more Caribbean than it is American. More neurotic than it is sane. More corrupt than it is law-abiding. And more prone to hurricanes than it should be.
This book is a celebration of life, love and adventure—an enchanting account of a couple who weren’t afraid to jump off the hamster wheel and have a go at a dream.
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If you are type of person who's ever been on holiday and said 'I don't want to go home!' Then this is the book for you.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 575 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Key West Press (17 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ATVNBY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jon Breakfield was born in the U.S. and grew up in Austria. He graduated from UCLA's Film School.
Despite having survived the odd hurricane, he and his wife still love Key West and divide their time between Florida and Glasgow, Scotland.
Jon is a former T.V. writer, the author of three Non-Fiction books and his first crime novel set in Glasgow, Scotland which was short-listed for the CWA Début Dagger Award.
If he weren't a writer his only other career choice would have been that of international beer tester where he could continue with his travels whilst endeavouring to stay out of trouble in another language.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, hilarious and educational. 27 Mar 2012
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`An absolutely fantastic read. Who would dare to give up their home for an adventure? That's exactly what Jon and Gabrielle did. A daring and an exciting adventure that's compelling, hilarious and educational! Most highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Positive suprise. 12 Mar 2012
By Nizar
Format:Kindle Edition
My girlfriend insisted that I read this book but I was a little bit sceptical. I usually only read sci-fi but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. High recommendation!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Share The Adventure! 10 Mar 2012
By patti
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Intrepid pair, Jon and Gabrielle, dare to do something most of us would love to do but don't have the courage. They go on holiday -- and don't come back. But that doesn't mean we can't share the adventure, because author Jon Breakfield has a talent for taking his readers along for the ride. Reading Key West I felt as if I was right there with them, sharing their rollercoaster life on the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. This fabulous book is like eating your favourite dessert (perhaps even Key Lime pie!) You want to go slowly and savour every mouthful, but it's so delicious you can't help but devour it. I for one can't wait for Jon Breakfield's next book on Kindle: Naked Europe.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real life in paradise 19 April 2012
By Kelly
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What a wonderful adventure and such colourful characters brought to life. I can't help but wonder what Popcorn Joe, Shark-man and Snake-man are up to today and whatever became of the cat??!!! I look forward to reading the next one!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare for the trip of your life 10 Mar 2012
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Key West: Tequila, a Pinch of Salt and a Quirky Slice of America...a year in Key West

A really well written book to put you in the pound seats whenever you make a trip to the Paradise Islands of the Keys . When you read Breakfields book of his long stay there , you can now be sure that you will miss none of the places that make this place so special . Whilst a fun read , it is also a great guide . Thanks John, for a job well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Need to go Back! 7 Mar 2012
By Mike
Format:Kindle Edition
Having been to Key West I wish I had read this book before I went. If you are planning a visit this is a must read. Based on experience he not only brings Key West to life but the characters that make this place so unique. Very funny, sometimes sad but never boring!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read 7 May 2012
By Ian
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This book had me hooked from the beging, and gripped until the end. A laugh out loud funny and thoughtful. A fantasic read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars living the dream 28 Jan 2013
By george
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entertaining . i really enjoyed this , knowing florida well and having spent a year there i could relate to this
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed it.
Published 1 month ago by June
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book
This was a very funny and entertaining book and painted a clear picture of Key West. All the ups and downs of a couple moving to another place and the ups and downs of their life. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Thelma
5.0 out of 5 stars The real deal
I had the good fortune of meeting Jon & Gabrielle recently. They are an amazing couple, full of kindness and gentle of spirit. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Hayley Corley
5.0 out of 5 stars Pity I'm too old to follow the same dream
Well written and very funny - I've been to Key West and wandered off the usual tourist track, as is my want as I like to see places in their true light, warts and all, so I could... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Julie Green
3.0 out of 5 stars A light read.
I love reading about Florida Keys and Gulf Coast but this book didn't thrill me like others have and I found I was getting bored with it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Grandma Smarties
1.0 out of 5 stars KEY West : Tequila, a pinch of salt etc
Been to Key West for 3 months winter break since 2008 this book does not represent the Key West I know and love
Published 14 months ago by Ron Sutton
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than an average tour guide
Bought this as an inside to the keys as have planned to travel there for the first time .

Found this book to be an easy and charmingly witty read with a great insight to... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Claire
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish this
Not sure if this is an actual book or a collection of blog posts. It's light enough reading but I got annoyed at the poor use of English. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Janet Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars None
Following a chance meeting with Jon , i purchased this book. Thouroughly enjoyed a humourous ,heart renering and unique encounter of life in paradise ( with some life changing... Read more
Published 23 months ago by anthony edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure and laughs, Brilliant!
I absolutely loved this book! It had me laughing out loud and wanting to go to Key West myself to see all those unique characters (like Popcorn Joe). Highly recommended! Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2012 by Lo Andrews
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