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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (The Lemons Trilogy) Paperback – 4 Jun 2009

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Book 1 of 3 in the Lemons Trilogy Series

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sort of Books; Main edition (4 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095600380X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956003805
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 563 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When an author is as modest and humorous as this, his story cannot be told too often. (Elizabeth Buchan The Times)

Exquisite ... in Driving Over Lemons the anecdote flourishes once more. (Penelope Lively Daily Telegraph)


Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloe is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity.Could life offer much better than that?It's ten years since Sort Of Books launched Chris Stewart's "Driving Over Lemons", the first of his three successful memoirs set in Andalucia. To celebrate this, and joining "Profile in the Faber Alliance" - we are re-issuing Chris' books in gorgeous new 'classic' covers. These will be available with a bonus feature interview/photo special - 'And then what happened?' - to answer everyone's burning questions.

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