This book finds Chris and his family still living on their farm, El Varo - but life there never stands still.
Author: Chris Stewart
Publisher: Sort of
Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)
The Good Life goes on at El Valero. Find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on local teenage mores; bluffs his way in art history to millionaire Bostonians; is rescued off a snowy peak by the Guardia Civil; and joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.You'll cringe with Chris as he tries his hand at office work in an immigrants' advice centre in Granada, spurred into action by the arrival of four destitute young Moroccans at El Valero. And you'll never see olive oil in quite the same way again...In this sequel to 'Lemons' and 'Parrot', Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.
Ever the optimist, Chris hoped to earn enough money to buy a second-hand tractor for his farm. He got his tractor, as the book spent a year on the Sunday Times Top 10 charts and went on to sell a million and a half copies.
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree (London: Sort Of Books, 2002). — The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society (London: Sort Of Books, 2006).
Author: Andrew Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Its literary history began to develop with the Romans and reached an early flowering when Arabic poets drew on centuries of literary tradition, together with the landscapes and passions of Moorish Spain. Later, Prosper Merimee, Byron and Washington Irving forged legends of exotic southern Spain that persist to this day and Spanish writers themselves captured the rich tapestry of Andalucian culture, from Cervantes' Seville to the Cordoba of Baroque poet Luis de Gongora and Lorca's 'hidden Andalucia'. With the advent of the Civil War, a new generation flocked to Andalucia and were inspired to write some of the Twentieth Century's most iconic works of literature, from Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls to Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Laurie Lee's trilogy of books. As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.
The saga's next episode, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, delivered another cocktail of hilarious, improbable and poignant tales.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Spain is the definitive guide to this captivating country, with in-depth coverage of everything from its classic cities to hidden island beaches. With stunning photography to inspire you and clear maps to steer you, this guide will ensure you discover the best of Spain, whether it's ticking off Gaudí's stunning architectural masterpieces in Barcelona, hiking in the magnificent Picos de Europa, admiring Granada's splendid Alhambra, or taking part in one of the country's fabulously vibrant fiestas. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, sleep and party with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a majestic parador, sip sherry in Jerez, bar-hop in Madrid or nab a table at one of Catalunya's hottest restaurants. Make the most of your holiday with the Rough Guide to Spain.
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society delivered another cocktail of humorous, improbable and poignant tales. The “fourth book” in the trilogy, ...
Author: Eva Hibbs
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Discover this mesmerising region of Spain with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike in the Sierra Nevada National Park, marvel at the world-famous Alhambra or discover Malaga's burgeoning art scene, The Rough Guide to Andalucia will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore the steep alleyways of Granada's Albaicin or wander Seville's orange tree-lined streets without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Andalucia. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Malaga; Cadiz; Seville; Huelva; Cordoba; Jaen; Granada; Almeria; Costa del Sol; The White Towns; Costa de la Luz; Gibraltar; Las Alpujarras; Ronda. Attractions include: Museo Picasso; La Giralda and Cathedral (Seville); Alcazar (Seville); Mezquita; Medina Azahara; Alhambra; Capilla Real (Granada). Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the background of flamenco, recommended books and a useful language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Andalucia. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
... the travel books written by Chris Stewart, the author of Driving Over Lemons, A Parrot in the Pepper Tree and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.
Author: Simon Stewart
Category: Social Science
This book is a sociological study of a societal grouping that has the popular title ’middle class’. It argues that it is more precise to describe the middle classes as dominant groupings, and the book draws upon a wide range of characters from such groupings. In a detailed analysis of cultural practices, those making an appearance include omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, the middle-brow, traditional culture vultures, middle class plunderers, the urban arts eclectic and the English gentleman. There is a particular focus on those expressing the ’silver disposition’; predominantly affluent, middle-aged and white, with a taste for conspicuous consumption and established cultural forms. The book brings together a range of disparate sources on the middle classes and offers a sustained engagement with the concept of ’culture’. It illustrates the extent to which social groups utilize the various assets at their disposal and seek to maintain the legitimacy of their cultural practices. The findings emphasise the continuing link between class and taste. Culture and the Middle Classes will be of interest to those working in the fields of class and culture across a range of disciplines, including sociology, cultural studies, social theory, media studies and cultural anthropology.
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society delivered another cocktail of humorous, improbable and poignant tales. The “fourth book in the trilogy, ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Now available in PDF, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Andalucía.
[and now his third, the Almond Blossom Appreciation Society] I had not done so but I feel that I should have got more from the area if I had.
Author: David Cross
Publisher: Author House
This is not a guidebook, though I hope it gives the reader some ideas on places worth seeing, accommodation worth considering, and decent restaurants worth dining in. It does not normally give a list of possible places to stay (only places I have experienced myself being included), but at the end of each chapter, there will be a Practicalities page containing the following: 1 Useful websites on places, maps, and transport. In general, sites relevant to more than one chapter will be found the first time they are relevant and are referenced in later chapters. 2 Accommodation on these pages will be only where I have stayed. I go for cheaper places when I travel alone, although I nearly always choose en-suite rooms as I got older, and moderately cheap when I went with Pam. In general, absence of comment means it is OK, bearing this in mind. 3 Restaurants are only mentioned on these pages if they are particularly good, either absolutely or in terms of value for moneyor if definitely not recommended. 4 Must-sees appear in the chapters themselves but will be summarised on these pages. The index is based on my historic fury at finding pages, only to get a totally uninformative mention of the place in passing. Text (normal print) references are meant to show the first or only page with information about the place. Those planning holidays may find it more helpful to go immediately to pages shown in italic print, where they will often find helpful URLs. I have checked all the multitude of URLs in this book in February 2012, inserting a lot of new ones in place of dead sites. Occasionally my comments on a site may be a bit dodgy now, but there are some great sites here. Im not sure how I overcame temptation to spend ages just looking at some!
Next came A Parrot in the Pepper Tree and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, which continue the story of his Andalucian idyll.
Author: Gerald Brenan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Between 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived in the remote Spanish village of Yegen and South of Granada depicts his time there, vividly evoking the essence of his rural surroundings and the Spanish way of life before the Civil War. Here he portrays the landscapes, festivals and folk-lore of the Sierra Nevada, the rivalries, romances and courtship rituals, village customs, superstitions and characters. Fascinating details emerge, from cheap brothels to archaeological remains, along with visits from Brenan’s friends from the Bloomsbury group – Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf among them. Knowledgeable, elegant and sympathetic, this is a rich account of Spain’s vanished past.
The saga's latest episode, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, delivers another cocktail of hilarious, improbable and poignant tales.
Author: Jules Brown
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Spain is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Spanish attractions. Discover the vibrant regions of Spain from the outstanding art of Madrid to tapas in Barcelona and foot-stamping Flamenco in Southern Spain. New features explore the best Spanish wine, walks in Spain and Spain's key fiestas whilst an increased Spanish language section will get you started on Catalan, Basque and Gelego. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Spain whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Spain, bars in Spain, restaurants in Spain, shops in Spain and Spanish festivals for all budgets. You'll find expert tips on exploring Spain's varied landscapes, from the rías of Galicia to the coves of the Balearics; and authoritative background on Spain's history and wildlife, with the low-down on every major fiesta. Explore all corners of Spain with the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Spain.
Driving Over Lemons was followed by A Parrot in the Pepper Tree (2002), The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society (2006) and Three ways to Capsize a Boat ...
Author: J. Sell
Category: Literary Criticism
Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity.
It has been a bestseller in both the uK and Spain, along with its sequels, A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, ...
Author: Mark Ellingham
Publisher: Profile Books
You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that compares to OxTravels. Introduced by Michael Palin, OxTravels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others. Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting - life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn - and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters. This extraordinary collection is published in aid of Oxfam and all royalties from the book will support Oxfam's work.
The saga's latest episode,The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, delivers another cocktail of hilarious, improbable and poignant tales.
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Spain is the ultimate guide to this alluring country. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Spain: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Spain. Now available in ePub format.
... Almond Blossom Appreciation Society with Chris Stewart (in Spain again), and Freakanomics by Steven Levitt, as I still enjoy a good business read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book is a short history of how to make enough money to have eighteen gap years from the age of forty-six. It details the authors travels all over the world and finishes with his favorite recipes and lists of films and books that he has enjoyed.