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 Chloë 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?
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 *
Series: The Lemons Trilogy
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Sort of Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 10