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Two Old Fools - Olé!  (Old Fools series Volume 2)

Two Old Fools - Olé! (Old Fools series Volume 2) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Twead
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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Never believe that life in a tiny Spanish mountain village is predictable. Vicky and Joe have finished fixing up their house and look forward to peaceful days enjoying their retirement. Then the fish van arrives, and instead of delivering fresh fish, disgorges the Ufarte family. The peace of El Hoyo is shattered.

In this, the second of the Old Fools series, Vicky and Joe are catapulted (and 'cat' is the operative word) into more bizarre situations and scrapes. Surrounded by the same cast of eccentric characters introduced in 'Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools', the two old fools muddle through until they are forced into making a life-changing decision.

Packed with badly behaved humans and animals, irreverent humour and sunshine, 'Two Old Fools - Olé!' will make you laugh out loud, while the mouth-watering Spanish recipes will have you reaching for your saucepan.

"Andalucia as it's never been done before - a very quirky, funny and enjoyable tale - loved the subtle humour, Olé!"

Karen Wheeler, author of 'Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My Heels For A New Life In France.'

"I absolutely loved it! Funny, honest and impossible to put down." Justin Aldridge, Eye on

About the Author

Victoria Twead nagged her long-suffering partner, Joe, into moving from England to Spain in 2004. They settled into a tiny mountain village in Andalucía, became reluctant chicken farmers and ended up owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Victoria's hilarious record of their culture shock and life with the villagers is told in her books, 'Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools' and 'Two Old Fools - Olé!'

Victoria currently shares her garden with six elderly chickens and two feral cats, and her house with Joe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8827 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Ant Press; 2 edition (23 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WIRO6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spain through Brit's eyes - hilarious!!! 24 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
'Spain is different' we, spaniards, always say. Vicky and Joe moved to Spain and now Vicky shares their funny daily anecdotes and seeing Spain through brit's eyes is just hilarious. When you read Two old fools, you realise what makes life in Spain so unique: every excuse is good to get together and share some food, drink, music,... Neighbours help each other, they will share everything they have or help you carry your wood inside with a smile and they will also burden you with unexpected babysitting witout even asking. Tradition and folklore, fiesta and siesta, that's just how we are and we think everyone is like us!. I cannot even decide what made me laugh the most: cats stealing ladies underwear and Joe having to give those back, grape puffing in the nude with a clamoring and unexpected public, Fifi, Mother's 'tomato' plants, trying to catch cats and trapping everything but felines ... I could name a thousand more. With an even mix of photos, stories and delicious spanish recipies, OLE is a perfectly balanced story. Worthy sequel to Chicken, mules and two old fools, I cannot wait to read Two old fools on a camel.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, as I knew it would be! 22 Oct 2011
By pam29
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Once again a five star review from me. This lady has the ability to draw you into her life and make you believe you live there and know all her friends and neighbours. I actually feel like I know her personally, which of course I don't! You laugh out loud and feel a little sad at times, and you just cannot put the book down. I just cannot wait for the next instalment, it cannot come soon enough for me. If I could give this book 6 stars I would!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Sue
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If you're feeling exhausted, depressed by world events and rising prices, then you could do no better than reach for Victoria Twead's new book! This latest offering will soon have you giggling and forgetting all your troubles. Tip the tonic wine and the anti-depressants away - all you need is TOF - O to bring the smile back to your face :-)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another brilliant book from victoria 18 Oct 2011
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two old fools ole is a brilliant read for under £4.00 you get the book the pictures and wonderfull recipes the book is amazing having lived in spain it is very acurate as victoria, i lived in a small village and will go back soon i miss it and this is a good substitute so buy with confidence and anjoy a rollicking good read
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A break from reality that leads to another... 19 Oct 2011
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After reading and enjoying the original book I can't tell you how excited I was to finally get my hands on the sequel! The best thing about this book is that it's just as good, if not better, than the original. As I sat and read it I felt I was a ghost shadowing Vicky & Joe on their adventures, both funny and enlightening with the narrative that makes you feel as though you are there.
Characters met in the first book are still here and more amusing tales with them involved but also a whole new range of characters who bring El Hoyo to life, right in front of your eyes.
This should be made into a television series...Duty Free for the 21st century!! Highly recommended book that comes with the talent of not being able to put it down!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad she wrote again! 8 Feb 2012
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I was pretty devestated when I came to the end of Victoria Tweeds first book, so I was delighted when I found she had written another. Again we are treated to all the high's and lows of life in Spain from an ex-pat's experience. Traditional festivals, new neighbours, hilarious happenings, more pets and lovley pictures. This book was quite emotional as it appears Tweed get very attatched to the village cats and as we go on her journey you also become attatched to them too. I mourned the losses and triumphed at the found. Aagin I read this at a gallop and sped through it like no other book I have ever read. It's a story very close to my heart as my own family emigrated to France some years ago and I wish they had written down all thier adventures! I am so looking forward to the next installment, where the Tweeds travel to another part of the world to begin yet another adventure. I can't wait!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It felt like Christmas in the sunshine 31 Dec 2011
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What a bargain. For £3.50 a warm sunshine filled tale of the soap-like story of life in the mountains of Andalucia in southern Spain. Brilliantly written, full of humour and drama. A taste of real Spain a long way from the Costas. I just could not put this story down and read it all over Christmas. It's the sort of book you can read a second time and still get enjoyment from it. I will be looking forward to Victoria's third story. Highly recomended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB FAB FAB FAB FAB 2 Nov 2011
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Well Victoria, you have done it again. Another well written, laugh out loud account of life in Spain. I love all the characters and for a quiet remote part of Spain, the stories of all the neighbours, friends etc make it sound like a place that is full of life. I can't wait for the next instalment. x
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Ole … gran libro….
Couldn't wait to read this book and it didn't disappoint… so typical of Spanish village life… when-ever I'm feeling 'home-sick' for a return trip to our little village I will... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Pat Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Just finished this story today what a wonderful book loved it
Just finished this story today what a wonderful book loved it.
Such a laugh out loud story and Victoria Twead has a gift for story telling . Read more
Published 5 days ago by Anne Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Loving this one too.
Published 6 days ago by elayne ferguson-brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, particularly as we have moved to Bali
Loved it, particularly as we have moved to Bali ...much less civilised and no wine, but I make my own now! Love the recipes too! Also have goats, dogs etc. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Fantastic book! Easy to read and I feel like I know Victoria as a friend. Can't wait for the latest book due soon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Again!
I have now read 2 of Victoria Twead's books, just starting #3, she's thoroughly entertaining & readable, you will enjoy these books if you're an ex-pat especially!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris and Debs
5.0 out of 5 stars More from El Hoyo
More tales from rural Spain and more delicious recipes. Can almost feel the sunshine and hear the sounds of the village. A joy to read!
Published 2 months ago by H J Parrott
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read
As I said on my previous reviews of these books please write some more as I carnt find another book to keep me hooked well done xx
Published 3 months ago by sue hooper
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the old fools!
More adventures - more animals - more laughs along the way! This book continues the tales of a little slice of heaven - love the recipes and little extras you get with Victoria's... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alistokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is the first book I have read of Victoria Twead and it didn't disappoint, it made me want to pack up and go and live next door! :-)
Published 3 months ago by ravemaeve
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