Bitten by Spain - The Murcian Countryside a Baptism by Fire

Bitten by Spain - The Murcian Countryside a Baptism by Fire

by Deborah Fletcher


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In search of la buena vida and sunnier climes, Deborah Fletcher and her husband John came to be the proud owners of a large and extremely beautiful piece of land in a river valley in the region of Murcia, southern Spain. There, with an ever-increasing menagerie of dogs, cats and birds, not to mention an awful lot of spiders, they lived between a static caravan and a huge old barn as they battled perpetually - with the elements, the wildlife, the authorities and cultural differences - to build their dream home from a pile of stones. Bitten by Spain began as a series of newsy emails to friends and family in the UK and developed into this intimate, warts-and-all - and often hilarious - take on Spanish rural life and what it's like learning to live in a finca el campo in southern Spain. "... a brilliantly written and funny account of Deborah's move to Spain" Justin Aldridge, "The author faces each challenge with great gusto and a tremendous sense of humour" Reina van Nieuwkerk, " ...a vivid description of what it is like to live away from the costas, in a Spanish community. I would highly recommend reading this book if you are contemplating moving to Spain." Sue Walker, author of Retiring the Olé Way: The Young Retiree's Guide to Enjoying Life in Spain "A truly delightful read! An honest, down-to-earth and thoroughly entertaining account of a British couple's first years as expats in southern Spain ... It all adds up to a colourful and often hilarious tale" Linda Palfreeman, author of Crisis in Catral: Spain's Worst Property Scandal Hotspot

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904881704
Publisher: Springtime Books
Publication date: 04/02/2012
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

An alien changeling at birth, Deborah Fletcher was born in the UK because Fate obviously has a sense of humour. Not suited at all to that damp, grey little island, she finally completed the escape tunnel in 2003 and fled to Southern Spain. Fate, still determined to extract all possible avenues of amusement from Deborah's existence, has thrown her any number of curved balls since she's been here, and thus came into being her first book, 'Bitten by Spain', which tells of Deborah's adventures in coming to terms with all the local wildlife (including the natives) in her beautiful and savage mountain valley.

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