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Victoria Twead



Victoria Twead nagged her long-suffering partner, Joe, into moving from England to Spain in 2004. They settled into a tiny mountain village in Andalucía, became reluctant chicken farmers and ended up owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Victoria's hilarious record of their culture shock and life with the villagers is told in her new book, Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, awarded the HarperCollins Gold Star. Set in sun-scorched Andalucía, this book describes Vicky and Joe's life-changing move to a tiny village tucked in the Alpujarra mountains. The couple have no idea of the culture shock awaiting them, no idea they will become reluctant chicken farmers or own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Woven into the chapters are a number of Spanish recipes given to Vicky by the village ladies. All manner of tapas, paella and barbecue ideas are offered, each one tried and tested. This charming, beautifully written book will have you laughing one minute, holding back tears the next, and finally reaching for your saucepan. HarperCollins wrote: ‘laugh-out-loud funny ... especially the Spanish women heckling over eggs from "The English" ... hilarious ... engaging ... the interspersion of recipes is charming'. Book title: Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools Author: Victoria Twead Publisher: New Generation Date of publication: October 2009 ISBN: To be announced Available from Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository and all good bookstores. Find out more here.