on March 02, 2012
I'm really not sure what I think of this book. For starters I really didnt like any of the characters, except for maybe the cranky neighbor. He seemed to be the only character that wasnt wishy washy, wasnt needy and came across as being true to himself. Hennessey just oozed smarminess - gag- so much so that by the end of the book I really could not stand him. AND last but not least I had a hard time with Clarissa. She was 2 years old when she died but narrated the book like a well educated, hoighty-toighty, old man. All I could picture was a 2 year old wearing a smoking jacket and carrying around a pipe. While I wouldnt say this book was a total waste of time, I'm also glad I didnt pay for it.
A charming story of a brave couple that moves from England to Spain. A quick, easy, humourous, enjoyable read that makes you want to pack your bags and head for unchartered territory of your own. Although I would suggest that you are a fan of chickens as most of this book involves chickens