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Getting To Manana Paperback – 5 Jul 2004
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"'If you like writing on houses, food and relationships, this smart little book has much to recommend it'" (Daily Telegraph)
"'A true love story, and a wholly enjoyable account of a life-changing move from England to Andalucia'" (Joanna Lumley)
"'A terrific read, lyrically descriptive and down to earth'" (Choice)
"'An inspiring read'" (Glasgow Herald)
"'A beautiful book'" (Susan Hampshire)
An English woman's life in southern Spain; of learning a new language, building a beautiful house and garden, and falling in love - all over again.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Each chapter finishes with a mouth-watering recipe, contributed by various members of her family and friends. The area she has chosen to live in is idyllic; marvellous landscape, ancient roots, beautiful flowers (and Miranda Innes knows her plants), good neighbours whether Spanish, British, or, in one case, an eccentric Italian/Slovakian couple, and the wonderful over-riding sunshine which makes difficulties just so much more bearable.
Miranda Innes planned this book as a catharsis and transition from the world of deadlines and office politics into a more relaxed approach to writing and thereby, life itself.Read more ›
We moved over to live in Spain permanently earlier this year. After renovating our apartment on the coast to use as a permanent base, we set off in search of a 'project' Perhaps because of this I could relate to all the situations & exasperations of falling for and reforming a house in the campo 'countryside '
There were many times I laughed out loud especially the section on making loud noises before sleeping rough in the stables - been there, done that one!
I have recommended this book to friends who have enjoyed it as much as I did. In fact I rationed myself to reading a chapter a day, as I didn't want to finish too quickly!
The occasional recipe in the book, came as an unexpected bonus.
The first one or two chapters were not as good as the rest of the book, so persevere, and the ending came as a surprise.
many good amusing events & laughs
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved every page, just wish it had carried on forever............Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very readable and interesting account of a move to Spain in not very affluent circumstances. Miranda's description of het relationship with her partner are very true to life. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2013 by D. Hancock
I read Cinnamon City, a story set in Marrakech, by the same author, and just loved it. Hence I was expecting another good read with Getting to Manana - but I was disappointed. Read morePublished on 6 July 2013 by Pauline, Bristol