A Parrot in the Pepper Tree: A Sort of Sequel to Driving by Chris Stewart

By Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart's using OVER LEMONS instructed the tale of his movement to a distant mountain farm in Las Alpujarras—an oddball area of Spain, south of Granada. humorous, insightful and actual, the e-book grew to become a world bestseller.

A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, the sequel to Lemons, follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloe, as they become familiar with a misanthropic parrot who joins their domestic, Spanish college lifestyles, neighbours in love, their amazement at Chris showing at the bestseller lists... and their surprise at learning that their liked valley is once again lower than chance of a dam.

A Parrot within the Pepper Tree additionally seems again on Chris Stewart's former life—the tough occasions shearing in midwinter Sweden (and using around the frozen sea to arrive island farms); his first style of Spain, studying flamenco guitar as a 20-year outdated; and his illustrious song occupation, drumming for his tuition band Genesis (sacked at 17, he by no means fairly turned Phil Collins), after which for a circus.

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