ÓRGIVA: A Chancer’s Guide to Rural Spain


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0861YFQJK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cabra Publications (March 16, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 16, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 227 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B084Z4HQ76

After nearly 20 years of observing and integrating the story is out! A memoir, a gamble, two books in one. An insight into life in rural Spain. Encompassing religion, agriculture, gambling and raising a family under the towering snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada in southern Spain.

Andy, the ex-Cornish Farm Manager, rugby player and inseminator, moves his family from Somerset to a remote mountainous region in Andalucía. A gamble, a stumble in the dark. Not being able to converse in English that well let alone in Spanish, the giant step is taken. The first visit to Órgiva convinces the family in only three days that a return holiday would be a chance worth taking. The result, the purchase of a holiday letting business and the change of life that leads to other opportunities for diversification.

How did a Cornishman end up on a fresh March night with his head up the Virgin’s cloak parading the effigy around the town for eight hours, with the equivalent of World War Two exploding through the darkness? A question answered within.


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