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Bitten by Spain - The Murcian Countryside a Baptism by Fire
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 o ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by Springtime Books
(first published December 15th 2008)
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Once in a while you read a book that makes you laugh out loud. Bitten by Spain is hilarious and the kind of book that is difficult to put down. I loved it. The author moved from her ever so sensible existence in the UK to build a new life in Spain and she describes her adventures, warts and all, with a nice, easy-to-read style. The fact that her dogs, cat and parrots joined the fray added some real pathos for me, and when the menagerie is augmented by an assortment of Spanish birds, animals and ...more
I live in Andalucia, in the countryside, and much of what happens to Deborah in this book rings true with my experiences. I read it from start to finish in just over a day, and could not put it down. I would suggest that anyone thinking about moving to live in a rural place in Spain, or anywhere else for that matter reads this. The knowledge you get from it could prove invaluable.