The Murcian Countryside – A Baptism by Fire
Following a popular, if somewhat jaded, trend of Brits to pursue the good life in sunnier climes, Deborah Fletcher and her husband John eventually came to be the proud owners of a large and extremely beautiful piece of land in a river valley in Southern Spain. There, with three dogs, a cat, six parrots and an awful lot of spiders, they lived between a static caravan and a huge old barn as they battled perpetually – with the elements, the wildlife, the authorities and the natives – to build their dream home from a pile of old stones. Bitten by Spain began as a series of emails back home to let friends and family know how things were going. Now, you too, can share in this intimate, warts and all, take on Spanish rural life and what it’s like learning to live with the wildlife, including the natives, in a finca in el campo of Southern Spain.
Linda Palfreeman, author of Crisis in Catral wrote:
Brilliantly written and funny.
Reina van Nieuwkerk, Expatcalidocious.com wrote:
An honest, down-to-earth and thoroughly entertaining account of a British couple’s first years as expats in southern Spain.
Vanessa Rocchetta, Expatica.com wrote:
The author faces each challenge with great gusto and a tremendous sense of humour.
Jack Scott, author, Turkey Street on Perking the Pansies wrote:
‘…had me chuckling from the first page ‘til the last as author Deborah Fletcher describes the ups and downs of building a house in the Murcian countryside.
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.