TWO British expats have joined forces to create an attractive novel set in Andalucia.

The Cats of the River Darro recounts an English teacher’s adventures as he settles into his new life in Granada after a mid-life crisis.

Written by 51-year-old Liverpudlian author Derek Dohren, who lives in Granada, the book was illustrated by Natasha Phillips, 25, also Granada-based.

The book is available on, with the Kindle version priced at just €0.89.


  1. Hi EnglishDragon. Thanks very much for your comment. We are sorry you see it that way. The Olive Press is an expat newspaper and our La Cultura section covers interesting things that expats are doing, that are related to Spanish culture. We hope they will interest our readers. We have no interest in merely promoting books.