R. D. Bovington

"Robert Bovington"
(REAL NAME)
Robert Bovington travel writer
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (17 of 20)
Location: Roquetas Spain
Birthday: 25 Jan
In My Own Words:
Robert Daniel Bovington (born 25 January 1945) is an English writer of travel books and publications. These include "Spanish Matters" and "Spanish Impressions"
Having worked for many years in telecommunications and education, Robert Bovington wanted to take on new challenges. He and Diane decided to relocate to Spain and, in 2003, the couple moved to Roquetas de Mar in Andalucía. However, lazing o… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 429,372 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 20
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart
My wife bought this book about ten years ago having heard a review on Radio 2. She enjoyed reading it and so did I. More than that, it inspired us to move to Spain. I must admit, though, that we didn't entirely follow in Chris Stewart's footsteps - working a farm in the Alpujarras sounded like much too much hard work so we relocated to the coast instead.
However, intrigued by Chris Stewart's book we began to explore the Alpujarras and during the last eight years have spent many enjoyable days in that delightful region.
Recently, I reread "Driving Over Lemons" and still found it a funny, heartwarming book. In fact I enjoyed it more the second time around because I have visited some… Read more
Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7) by Peter James
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, 26 Jun 2011
"Dead Man's Grip" by Peter James
A Review by Robert Bovington

Location: A balcony in Andalusia
Diane: "Are you going to sit out there reading all day?"
Bob: "No. I've nearly finished this chapter."
Bob finishes the chapter of Peter James' latest thriller and reluctantly goes indoors to help his wife.

It is often like this when I read Peter's Roy Grace novels. It is as though the books are stuck to my hands with superglue, which is most appropriate in the case of "Dead Man's Grip" because one of the murders in the book involves the ultra strong adhesive.
This book is totally gripping. As usual, most of the action takes place in the vibrant city… Read more
History of the Moors of Spain by M. Florian
"History of the Moors of Spain" by M Florian
A Review by Robert Bovington
I have read a number of books relating to the Moors' occupation of Spain including Washington Irving's excellent "Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada" and "Tales of the Alhambra. "History of the Moors of Spain" by M.Florian is an even more comprehensive account, at times too much so. It sometimes reads like the Book of Genesis with its frequent mention of who beget whom. Despite the occasional tedium, the book is a well-constructed history. It also contains a great deal that I find interesting, particularly the description of the Alhambra and Generalife.
The book has four main sections corresponding… Read more