"This is the rocky world where the Moors settled when they were chased out of Granada five hundred years ago. They are very much in evidence, especially in the clusters of flat roofed houses that might be taken for villages in north Africa; and in the irrigation system that waters the terraces. Our olive grove was on the fertile river plain of the Guadalfeo, twenty miles from Granada as the eagle flies and twelve miles from the Mediterranean."
We went to live in this very special part of Spain, high in the Sierra Nevada, where a peasant life was only slowly disappearing. We harvested olives the old way and looked out on the Mediterannean below and the snow on the peaks above. This account of our two years living in the Alpujarra is our portrait of the people and the land.
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Hardback published by Pavilion ISBN 1-85793-305-2
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