Christmas reads

LAST UPDATED: 16 Nov, 2015 @ 07:42

STEVE Davies at the Sabinillas Bookshops recommends his pick of local authors’ work to get your teeth into this festive period

christmas-readsFor a claw-biting tale of bravery and persistence, read Landing on my Feet by Sotogrande-based Adelaide Godwin. It is based around a real feral cat, Poohka, that Godwin found on a private estate in her neighbourhood. €9.95

Struggling to shake vampires and werewolves from your mind after Halloween? Then read Vlad the Inhaler, about an asthmatic half-human, half-vampire, written by Sabinillas creative writing guru  Lorraine Mace. €9.95

Aesthetes will enjoy the intricately-illustrated Monte Vivo, written by Seamus Shortt who lives in Jaen. It was acclaimed by University of Cambridge researchers as ‘a prime example of literature and conservation collaborating’. €20

Delve into Andalucian history with Estepona expat Joan Fallon’s The Shining City. The prolific author has written seven books and is a firm favourite among the Costa del Sol’s lit loving crowd. €14.95

Get inspired Gaucin expat Hugo Chittenden’s The Volunteer. With a rousing foreword by Bear Grylls and an intro by David Cameron, the practical guide features celebrity tips and practical information €14.95

Foodies will love bilingual cookbook Gaucin Gastronomia Popular by Miguel Vazquez.  This elegant book is perfect for anyone whose tastebuds are titillated by Spain. €15


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