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By Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart's using OVER LEMONS informed the tale of his flow to a distant mountain farm in Las Alpujarras—an oddball area of Spain, south of Granada. humorous, insightful and genuine, the ebook 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 familiarize yourself with a misanthropic parrot who joins their domestic, Spanish university existence, neighbours in love, their amazement at Chris showing at the bestseller lists... and their surprise at gaining knowledge of that their loved valley is once again lower than hazard of a dam.

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

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Betty’s father could be very dry. They were all part of one big extended family that worked, ate and laughed together, and sometimes had the mother of all rows. It felt incredibly warm and lively and real. So different from my repressed middle-class home life. I wanted to be part of a family like this – but with myself at the head of it. We were in our caravan one night after the show. Betty was doing some sewing – she loved making things for the wagon – red velvet cushions, matching curtains, sofa covers with gold tassels on.

What I do know is that she was under pressure from both the mothers. ’That’s what it was like in those days. London may have been about to swing but the rest of the country was still stuck in a world of Green Shield Stamps and Izal loo paper. Betty was very young, I was so much older I think she just went along with what I wanted, but looking back she wasn’t very enthusiastic. I strode straight out of the caravan and made the short walk across the ground to Jim’s caravan and once more banged on the door with my heart in my boots.

For years we came back to the blacksmith in Berwick St John because he was so damn cheap. It was only at Mr Pocock’s funeral many years later that I found out about his incredible generosity without which we would never have got Cottle and Austen’s Circus on the road. 50 Cottle Book 3rds 28/7/06 11:39 am Page 51 The Smallest Circus on Earth 2. Buy a Big Top I had another piece of good fortune. Driving along one day I noticed a marquee set up by the side of the road. I stopped the car and asked whether I could buy it.

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