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Two Old Fools on a Camel
     

Two Old Fools on a Camel

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by Victoria Twead
 

*New York Times Top 20 Bestseller*

Reluctantly, Vicky and Joe leave their Spanish mountain village to work for a year in the Middle East. How could they know that the Arab revolution was poised to erupt, throwing them into violent events that would make world headlines?

Teaching Arab kids, working with crazy teachers, forming

Overview

*New York Times Top 20 Bestseller*

Reluctantly, Vicky and Joe leave their Spanish mountain village to work for a year in the Middle East. How could they know that the Arab revolution was poised to erupt, throwing them into violent events that would make world headlines?

Teaching Arab kids, working with crazy teachers, forming life-long friendships and being placed under house arrest, Vicky and Joe laugh and lurch through their year in Bahrain.

With grateful thanks to Nadia Sawalha for the wonderful Arabic recipes.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148312444
Publisher:
Ant Press
Publication date:
01/05/2014
Series:
Old Fools , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
257,270
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Victoria Twead is a New York Times bestselling author.

In 2004 Victoria Twead nagged poor, long-suffering Joe into leaving Britain and relocating to a tiny, remote mountain village in Andalucía where they became reluctant chicken farmers and owned the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Village life inspired Victoria’s first book, Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, which was quickly followed by more, all of which fast became Amazon bestsellers.

 

Victoria and Joe continue to enjoy life raising chickens, writing, helping authors publish their books, sampling the local wine and living alongside their colourful neighbours.

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Two Old Fools on a Camel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
jeannieT More than 1 year ago
Mrs Victoria Twead is a naughty girl !! Since I found these books, I have neglected other things I need to do. On the positive side, I pick grandkids up after school and I'm never late because I leave an hour early so I can read uninterrupted. I can't remember the last book that I have enjoyed as much as these " Ole Fools ".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the two previous 'Old Fools' books and this one did not disappoint. Why four stars? Only to differentiate it from the five which I gave to Two Old Fools Ole as I felt that that was the stand-out best of the three and I wanted to reflect that it had that extra something. This has many many good points and I really enjoyed it, though, I feel I related better to and liked the Spanish setting in 'Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools' and 'Two Old Fools Ole' as I have never visited the Middle East and I did kind of miss the little Spanish village and the characters there. I did learn lots about this other part of the world through this book though. The book starts off with their journey to Bahrain; Vicky and Joe are going to spend a year teaching in Bahrain before finally retiring and moving back to Spain. You learn customs of the Country-some surprising. It's very informative and interesting as I've never read anything set in or around this area. As they start teaching it soon becomes hilarious: Vicky starts taking the register. Their names!!! I really like Victoria Twead's writing style; as for her previous books, there are photos throughout and recipes giving a real feel for the different foods there. Recipes are from Nadia Sawalha! What a scoop! I wonder, did Victoria already know Nadia, did she just invite her to do the recipes or did she meet her out in Bahrain? Very interesting. Victoria has such a knack for expressing things in a different way. Hilarious scenes at the smoking area! Parents evening-confusion with all the Mohammeds. Then there's the rain in Bahrain, spending Christmas there, buying booze, ordering pizza, followed by devastation. In and amongst all this are examples of cards made for Victoria and penpal letters from pupils at 'The Gin Twins' school-these are all the more authentic as they have been left with the same misspellings that the children made-so moving this way. What an eyeopener! What pupils will do to cheat in exams!-both in Bahrain and the UK-Victoria tells all. I really enjoyed this, can't wait for the next chapter of Victoria and Joe's adventures.
fooeemom More than 1 year ago
Not funny Very boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not content with retiring to a 'crazy mountain village' in Almeria; Victoria and Joe decide to brush off the Spanish cobwebs and move to even warmer climes to spend one last year teaching children in Bahrain. Swapping mules, chickens and kittens for camels, parrots and terrapins, Live vicariously, plunge yourself into 'Two Old Fools on a Camel', meet her larger than life characters and eavesdrop in on her faultless dialogue.  Only Victoria Twead could pull something like this off - what's next? Koalas, Crocs and Kangaroos?
mj4512 More than 1 year ago
This was very interesting to me. It is a different kind of travel book. Two retired schoolteachers take a job in the middle east and have lots of adventures. I enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the complete series. If you wonder what living in Spain would be like without actually buying a plane ticket these are the books.
titiaML More than 1 year ago
Although the author has written other books in this series, this one does indeed stand alone. It is very informative and enlightening about current (a short while back) events; also heartwarming and interesting. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this was am easy read, it was enjoyable and made me want to read other books that have been written by "Two old fools".
Anonymous 9 months ago
One fabulous writer with a great sense of humor. Whatever reviewer stated not funny must be a very serious person.
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beachpolly More than 1 year ago
Information about Arabic culture.
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