Driving over lemons an optimist in Andalucía by Chris Stewart

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Country life,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Homes and haunts,
  • Description and travel

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The author, an English sheep shearer and former drummer for Genesis, learns a great deal when he and his wife buy a rambling, decrepit farm in a remote area south of Granada.

Edition Notes

Maps on lining papers.

Book details

StatementChris Stewart
LC ClassificationsDP302.A38 S74 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 248 p. :
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24766502M
ISBN 100375410287, 0965030369
ISBN 109780375410284, 9780965030366
LC Control Number99056675

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