Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

by Victoria Twead
Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

by Victoria Twead


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★ Wall Street Journal Top 10 bestseller ★

New York Times Bestselling author

If Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny mountain village in Andalucía would REALLY be like, they might have hesitated...

They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they'll become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they'll help capture a vulture or be rescued by a mule.

Will they stay, or return to the relative sanity of England?

Includes Spanish recipes donated by the village ladies and a link to FREE accompanying photo book.

The Telegraph-- "a colourful glimpse of Andalucían life. And a psychopathic chicken or two...charming...funny"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922476074
Publisher: Ant Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Old Fools , #1
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 873,617
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Victoria Twead is the New York Times bestselling author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools and the subsequent books in the Old Fools series. After living in a remote mountain village in Spain for eleven years, and owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Europe, Victoria and Joe retired to Australia. Another joyous life-chapter has begun. Website: Join her on Facebook at

Table of Contents

FREE Photo book link

THE FIVE YEAR PLAN 1 Grumpy's Garlic Mushrooms 8

JUDITH, MOTHER AND KURT 11 Spicy Mediterranean Dip 17

SIGNED AND SEALED 19 Bethina's Ham, Tomato & Garlic Toasts 26

PACO AND BETHINA 27 Crispy Potatoes in Spicy Tomato Sauce 33

THE DYNAMIC DUO 35 Spanish Spinach 41

BEWARE THE MAN WITH THE VAN 43 Spanish Potato Salad 50

AUGUST 53 Vegetable Kebabs 61


GRAPES AND DOCTORS 73 Carmen-Bethina's Poor Man's potatoes 80

THE ECO-WARRIORS 83 Barbecued Sardines 89

MULES AND STORMS 91 Summer Pork with Sherry 98

¡FIESTA! 101 Asparagus Salad 109

PROCESSIONS AND PUDDINGS 111 The Winning Rice Pudding Recipe 118

CHICKENS 121 Paco's Rabbit Stew 128

AND MORE CHICKENS 131 Chicken and Prawn Paella 139

Eggs 141 Salted Almonds 149

THE EQUATORS 151 Beef in Fruit Sauce (Ecuadorian Recipe) 158

COLIN HELPS OUT 161 Colin's Spanish Omelette 167

COCKY 169 Chickpea and Chorizo Soup 176

THE COMMUNE 179 Spanish Cauliflower and Paprika 188

DEATHS AND PANCHO PINOCHET 191 Summer Baked Potatoes 199

SUPPORTING PANCHO 201 Creamy Pork and Paprika 208

AWAY-DAYS AND ANIMALS 211 Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup) from Andalucía 218

JELLYFISH AND CHICKENS 221 Marinated Anchovy Tapa 229

THE NEW HOUSES 231 Spanish Meatballs 238

GIFTS 241 Tuna with a Spicy Sauce 248

AND MORE GIFTS 249 Scrambled Eggs with Ham 255

THE JEEP 257 Spinach and Mackerel Toasts 263

DOCTOR'S ORDERS 265 Warming Winter's Brunch 273

HOUSE SWAP 275 Sticky Toffee Pudding a la Glennys 283


A request... 289

So what happened next? 291

BOOKCLUB Discussion Questions 294

The Old Fools series 297

The Sixpenny Cross series 299

More books by Victoria Twead... 301

Contacts and Links 303 Ant Press Books 307

Ant Press Online 311

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