Posts by martinus

    For the past year or so the wife and I have been reading Chris Stewart's books to each other in the evenings. I enjoy his books very much. He is very good at creating an image of the landscape he lives in and gives a distinct voice and character to his neighbours in the book. Plus his books show a fine sense of humour. I *loved* the bit where he practises playing the guitar again and his wife bans him to the sheep shed because he is just soo bad. When he asks his (young) daughter whether that is fair she replies: "No, daddy, that's not fair .... The poor sheep!" :-)

    Driving Over Lemons, A Parrot In A Pepper Tree, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society and Last Days Of The Bus Club all deal with Chris and his family's life in the Alpujarras. Three Ways To Capsize A Boat is the odd one out. It tells the stories of how Chris sailed in the English Channel, the Mediterranean and even across the North Atlantic.


    Did you read Chris' books? What do you think of them?