Letters from the Atlantic offers an amusing and reflective view of life abroad for expats living in a country with a different language, a different culture, different legal systems and more importantly, a different pace of life. This book sets out clearly the do's and don'ts for those who are thinking about moving abroad, as well as for those who have already made their choice for a life in the sun. The advice and suggestions are meant to encourage and support, as well as to entertain and amuse.This is not a travel book, but a well-observed view of people, society and the culture when living in another country. Barrie's work as a reporter and editor of an English language newspaper in Spain led him to meet a wide range of people; some amazing and some weird, but most who had stories and experiences to share with others. These letters are intended to be an inspiration for those tempted by a life in the sun, as well as some cautionary advice based on Barrie's real life experiences in Spain and the Canary Islands.
Barrie Mahoney worked as a teacher and head teacher in the south west of England, and then became a school inspector in England and Wales. A new life and career as a newspaper reporter in Spain's Costa Blanca led to him launching and editing an English language newspaper in the Canary Islands. Barrie's books include novels in 'The Prior's Hill Chronicles' series, as well as books for expats in the 'Twitters from the Atlantic' series, which give an amusing and reflective view of life abroad.
Barrie writes regular columns for newspapers and magazines in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK and the USA. He also designs mobile apps and websites to promote the Canary Islands and expat life, and is often asked to contribute to radio programmes about expat life.
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