Victoria Twead

"Chickens, Mules & Two Old Fools"
Silly Old Fool
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (24 of 27)
Location: Spain
In My Own Words:
Me? I'm just an old fool living up an Andalucian mountain. Author of the Old Fools series and owner of the most dangerous cockerel in Spain.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 296,906 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 27
Rubies of the Viper by Martha Marks
Rubies of the Viper by Martha Marks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of twists, 23 Jan 2013
I'd like to thank the author for transporting me to Ancient Rome and Syria for a few days. She has a gift for creating atmosphere, which, combined with her research and attention to detail, made for a gripping read. After finishing the book, the characters lingered in my head, which is always a sign of a good story, well-told. I highly recommend `Rubies' to anybody who enjoys a tale that is well-structured, well-researched and full of suspense.
Tales from the Coop: The joy of ex-battery hens by Sophie Mccoy
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Being a huge chicken fan myself, I was honoured to be asked to contribute to this book. I didn't know what to expect, as I wondered how stories about rehoming ex-batts could possibly make entertaining reading. But it is! Not only is it entertaining, but it is utterly charming, often very funny and always heart-warming. Sophie McCoy has put together some amazing true stories from contributors, poems and even recipes for hen treats to celebrate 'henniversaries'. Battery hens have led a tough life, so it is wonderful to read not just about the rescues themselves, but the stories of ex-batts in their new forever homes.
Walking the Canary Islands by Alan Gandy
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For a book that was written by a self-confessed grumpy old man, this was an astonishingly refreshing read, and I really enjoyed it. Not only did I learn a good deal about the different islands, but it gave a real insight into the heart, mind and life of the author. I'm sure Alan would be the first to admit that he isn't a natural writer (my red pen was itching), nevertheless, this book has genuine charm. And although Elle, the lady in the background, never actually appears, her character shines clearly through and softens Alan's rougher edges.

And there is humour; this line made me smile... "Being on the seventh floor I locked the balcony door before going to bed and hid the key… Read more