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Shooting Caterpillars in Spain [Kindle Edition]

Alex Browning
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Shooting Caterpillars in Spain is the compelling story of two innocents abroad in the depths of Andalusia in the late ’80s. Alex and James’s experiences (and those of their cats) will have you in tears of laughter – and occasionally just in tears – as they lurch from one disaster to another. Not your usual account of expats enjoying a life of sun, sea and sangria, but a enchanting tale of triumph and disaster that captures the essence of country living in Spain. A down-to-earth, warts-and-all, absorbing read!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3897 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Survival Books (22 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070XO876
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not so cushy!! 9 Sept. 2006
An interesting and amusing insight into life in a foreign country in the 80's. All of us stuck in our 'way of life' imagine an easy lifestlye for all those who choose to go and live in warmer climes !! NOT SO ! This book illustrates just how versatile and resourceful people have to be to try and make things work when outside influences have such an impact on day to day life but as the book shows, a sense of humour is vital to pave the way to success and just to keep going against the odds!! Book 2 on it's way?
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not a great read. 3 July 2006
By Ali_M.
I have just finished reading this book and whilst it gave an insight into the lifestyle of ex pats in the late 80's I foun d it was a bit flat, it was written similarly to Carol Drinkwaters tales in Southern France.

Perhaps I am being a little unfair as I compare this writing to that of Peter Kerr and Chris Stewart, in my opinion better and funnier writers.

If you like tales of what cats get up to living in Andalucia then this may be for you, but not for me..
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY FUNNY YET MOVING BOOK 15 Nov. 2005
By A Customer
This account of life as it really is for your average couple without much money in the Spanish countryside, warts and all, made me laugh until my sides hurt. The illustrations are excellent and add another dimension. I can't wait for "what happened next", what about it Alex?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written with great humour and style. 10 Sept. 2006
By Peter
I really enjoyed this fast moving and thoroughly amusing tale. Alex has painted a vivid and fascinating picture of life for a brave but innocent couple buying their first property in Spain. The succession of difficult but hilarious situations and her perception and description of all the colourful characters involved kept me riveted to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
good read (in the style of "driving over lemons")
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shooting Caterpillars 19 Dec. 2013
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Wonderful holiday read, especially for those who have a holiday home and/or considering moving to Spain, very light hearted and easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Insight 3 Oct. 2013
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Despite the fact that this book details moving abroad some years ago it provides a good sense of the highlights and pitfalls of this kind of learning curve. Alex writes in a way that allows you to care about her and her family - although not necessarily about all the people they meet!
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