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Book Review: ‘A Parrot in the Pepper Tree’ by Chris Stewart

a parrot in the pepper tree - chris stewart 30-4-13The second in Chris Stewart’s trilogy sees the Alpujarras home of the ex-Genesis drummer threatened by a dam being built in the valley. As we were once asked by a neighbour here for permission to site an electricity pylon on our land beside the river so that he could have mains electricity at his weekend cottage, I can identify with the turmoil. You move to a remote place purely for its beauty and tranquillity, then someone threatens it. Our neighbour thankfully agreed with us, and his wife, after a short discussion that solar power was the least impactful way of improving his electricity supply. As in the first book, Stewart’s tales of daily life with his neighbours are full of colour and character and make an easy read.
5 to remember
el loro – parrot
la trilogía – trilogy
el baterista – drummer
la represa– dam
la luz – electricity