A charming, and often funny, expat tale. Looking at the picturesque village scene before her, Twead wishes she was a "talented artist and could capture that moment in time on canvas for ever." Happily for her, she does.
'Victoria Twead is a natural storyteller with a knack for charm and wit.'
--Robin Bayley, author of 'The Mango Orchard'
'laugh-out-loud funny...especially the Spanish women heckling over eggs from "The English"...hilarious...engaging...the interspersion of recipes is charming'
Weeks later, after finishing the book, you will be standing at your kitchen window doing the dishes and then recall some fleeting scene with chickens or mules or two old fools and laugh out loud all over again.
--The Catalunya Chronicle
Moving to Spain was undeniably a culture shock, but such an adventure... Who would have thought Joe and I would keep chickens and sell eggs to the village ladies? Every new day produced events either hilarious or heart-warming. Food suddenly tasted better, human behaviour was more fascinating, animals funnier, local events more interesting. It was like seeing in colour for the first time, and the book began bubbling in my head.
As I wrote, the book made me both laugh and cry. I love Spain, I love the Spanish people and I love Spanish food. I hope all this shines through in my writing, and if I have one wish, it's that the reader enjoys reading 'Chickens' as much as I enjoyed writing it.
What a delightful journey as the reader joins Vicky and Joe as they leave UK and all known to jump into life in a small mountain village in Spain. Read morePublished 1 day ago by C. Brooks
wonderful descriptions of rural life. country life, no matter what country or place on the globe, always is amusing and full of simalarities. Read morePublished 8 days ago by lady red snapper
I loved this book. If I didn't love Spain before I read it ( and I did) I was even more in love with the country after reading this memoir. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Elizabeth Mppre
The title of the book is cute and sounds like a funny story, but it is as entertaining as listening to the story of your friend’s home renovations or watching their vacation... Read morePublished 9 days ago by karsiyaka
I read this aloud to my husband and, as two old retirees, we had a good few laughs! Victoria writes what she has lived so it comes across as authentic. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Noel Venter