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the almond blossom appreciation society

by chris stewart

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society finds Chris and his family still living on their farm, El Valero, and with its easy ‘Sun-Lit’ charm and funny, evocative anecdotes, it will draw in new and old readers alike.

You will find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on local teenage mores; bluffs his way in art history to millionaire Bostonians; is rescued off a snowy peak by the Guardia Civil; and joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.

You’ll cringe with Chris as he stries his hand at office work in an immigrants’ advice centre in Granada, spurred into action by the arrival of four destitute young Moroccans at El Valero. And you’ll never see olive oil in quite the same way again…

In this sequel to ‘Lemons’ and ‘Parrot’, Chris Stewart’s optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.


Essential reading for anyone who wants to know how the good life goes on. Chris Stewart is possibly the only travel writer who is genuinely ‘funnier than Bill Bryson
— The Traveller
Whether harvesting olives or guiding Bostonian art trustees round Seville, Stewart never loses his nose for a good anecdote.
— Daily Telegraph

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