It's two decades since Chris Stewart moved to his farm on the wrong side of a river in the mountains of southern Spain and his daughter Chloee is preparing to fly the nest for university. In this latest, typically hilarious dispatch from El Valero we find Chris, now a local literary celebrity, using his fame to help his old sheep-shearing partner find work on a raucous road trip; cooking a TV lunch for visiting British chef, Rick Stein; discovering the pitfalls of Spanish public speaking; and recalling his own first foray into the adult world of work.
Yet it's at El Valero, his beloved sheep farm, that Chris remains in his element as he, his wife Ana and their assorted dogs, cats and sheep weather a near calamitous flood and emerge as newly certified organic farmers. His cash crop? The lemons and oranges he once so blithely drove over, of course.
Publisher: Sort of Books
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
When an author is as modest and humorous as this, his story cannot be told too often * The Times *
An affectionate account of living well in the shade and scent of Stewart's beloved organic citrus trees. Happy days -- Iain Finlayson