Chickens, Mules And Two Old Fools

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Perhaps if Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny village, tucked in the Alpujarra mountains, would really be like, they might have hesitated... They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they will become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they will be befriended by an 85 year old spliff-smoking sex-kitten or rescued by a mule. Life is never dull as they embark on their Five Year Plan. At the end of five years they must decide. Will they stay, ...
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Perhaps if Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny village, tucked in the Alpujarra mountains, would really be like, they might have hesitated... They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they will become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they will be befriended by an 85 year old spliff-smoking sex-kitten or rescued by a mule. Life is never dull as they embark on their Five Year Plan. At the end of five years they must decide. Will they stay, or return to the relative sanity of England? Vicky and Joe's story is packed with irreverent humour, animals, eccentric characters and sunshine. 'Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools' was awarded the HarperCollins Authonomy 'Gold Star' in November 2008. 'laugh-out-loud funny...especially the Spanish women heckling over eggs from the The English...hilarious...engaging...the interspersion of recipes is charming' HarperCollins 'This is wonderful. I have tears in my eyes...the humour, the warmth, the joy...I love this book...the two of you sitting on the sofa in that dusty street listening to Spanish tunes on the crackly radio. What a sight you must have been...' Aleck Loker, author of 18 books including 'Ancient Explorers of America'. 'I love the relaxed writing style and easy humour of this. Great stuff!' Denny Gillan, author of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'. 'Victoria Twead is a natural storyteller with a knack for charm and wit.' Robin Bayley, author of 'The Mango Orchard'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906558352
  • Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
  • Publication date: 10/3/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 628,131
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    I received a free copy of this e-book from the author. The titl

    I received a free copy of this e-book from the author.

    The title alone promises that Victoria Twead’s Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools is going to be a hilarious adventure, and that’s what you get and more!

    Vicky, the author, decides that retirement for her does not include dreary English weather. Instead she envisions a lovely house in sunny Spain and proceeds to talk her husband Joe into the idea. Ultimately, they do relocate to a strange but fascinating house in a tiny Andalucían village way up a mountain.

    As much as the very nature of the book lends itself to humor, it would all probably be quite pointless without the excellent ‘voice’ of Vicky herself. The author has the absolute knack for seeing the humor in every single thing – from the German real estate agent, to the trials of making the odd house livable, to of course, the inevitable chickens. She also has the ability to relay that humor in an engaging, friendly way that makes you feel that you’re sitting down with an old, dear friend.

    This book also has a special place in my heart because I grew up in a small, rural Catholic village in the Caribbean and many of the festivals that the author describes take me right back to my childhood. The many pictures in the book also enhance the storytelling, and helps bring many of the incidents to vivid life. Oh, I loved the addition of the Spanish recipes as well, which I’m slowly working my way through trying.

    I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a quirky look at life, and writing infused with humor and gentle sarcastic wit that will leave you laughing long after you’ve finished reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    Absolutely delightful - HIGHLY recommended!

    I just couldn't put this book down and read the whole thing in one sitting. It made me laugh out loud so many times and I just wish I could move to that little Spanish mountain village where Victoria and Joe live. I loved all the characters (including the animals) and felt I knew each villager personally by the end of the book. I'm so looking forward to the sequel which is coming soon, I believe.

    I loved this book so much that I've bought several paperback copies to give away to friends.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a true story and made me e

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a true story and made me enjoy the couple's adventure even more.  The author has a knack for describing village life in Spain while painting a vivid picture of each character.  By the end of the book I was nearly persuaded I might like chickens and that a midnight ring of the doorbell would be acceptable!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    This is one of the best book I've read in a long long time

    This is one of the best book I've read in a long long time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Loved every delightful minute of this book!

    I just wanted to keep reading and enjoying this wonderful adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Moth&Pheonix

    A grey shewolf with blue eyes and her fire colored brother with green eyes pad in. "Can we join?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Titanium and co.

    Titanium pads in with a large doe
    <p> Sunshine carries a beaver
    <p> Mist topples over, being only a month old
    <p> Owl groggily follows
    <p> Hurrican trots in happily
    <p> Coal follows Hurricane

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    FrozenFlare and Nieva

    Two white wolves, brother and sister, walked in

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Queen night

    Walked in.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Klesh

    Walked off.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Rocco and Kiona

    Roco looked up and wagged his tail glad to see his old friend Kiona walk in. Her snake wrapped around her foreleg. Kiona woffed softly and licked Rocco's nose "Hello old friend."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Kax

    Gtgtb bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Kuro

    "Yes! Where did they go?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Storm to Freeze

    "It was that much work?" Barks happily

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Mountain

    (Hello may jion) he growls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Sage and Snowdrop

    Sage and Snowdrop padded in. Snowdrop immeditally broke down in tears when she saw the name Faolan. Sage sighed and said in a clear voice; l would like to run for Alpha.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Axel

    (Sorry guys, but i gotta go. My mom saw me and yelled at me to go to bed, so... yeah. Goodnight everyone! I'll see you all tomorrow! Well, if homework isn't too bad... school su<_>cks. Anyway, goodnight!) He trots off into the forest, shouting over his shoulder, "see you all tomorrow!" His bright red neck-fur disappears from sight as he trots into the undergrowth. ~Axel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Skia

    "Well" she barled "you should speak to Kuro about that" she smiled at her mate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Freeze to Storm and Faolan

    To storm: the parade wasnt very fun at the end cause i HURT!!!
    To Faolan: sure you can join.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Sky

    "Noooope."

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