Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain

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In a book, rich with characters and plants, this is a romantic and alluring leap into Spanish rural life with the author and his partner, a flamenco dancer, who buy a farm in a remote, steep valley and set about clearing land, planting and harvesting olives.

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Brought up in England, Jason Webster lived for many years in Spain. His acclaimed non-fiction books about Spain include Duende: A Journey in Search of Flamenco; Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain; Guerra: Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War; Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain and the forthcoming The Spy with 29 Names. He is also the author of the Max Camara series of crime novels, the first of which, Or the Bull Kills You, was longlisted for the CWA Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards New Blood Dagger 2011. This was followed by A Death in Valencia and, most recently, The Anarchist Detective.

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Jason Webster was born near San Francisco in 1970 and brought up in England and Germany. After spells in Italy and Egypt, he moved to Spain. He is the author of Duende! A Journey in Search of Flamenco (2003), Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain (2005) and Guerra: Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War (2006) all of which received stunning reviews. Jason has appeared in several TV documentaries on Spain, and writes for The Observer, Sunday Times, Guardian and New Statesman. His wife, Salud, is an actress and flamenco dancer from Valencia: their wedding is the climax of the current book's narrative.

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jason Webster had lived in Spain for 15 years when he and his partner Salud, a flamenco dancer, tired of their city life and decided to buy a crumbling farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellon. He knew nothing about farming - he didn t even know what an almond tree looked like, or that he owned over 100 of them - but with help from local farmers and a twelfth-century book on gardening he set about recreating his dream. Sacred Sierra tells the story of their first year on the mountain, and how they cleared the land, planted and harvested olives, nurtured precious, expensive truffles, all while surviving gale force winds and scorching summer fires. While toying with the timeless, he also retells ancient legends and as the year passed, finds himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099512943

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jason Webster had lived in Spain for 15 years when he and his partner Salud, a flamenco dancer, tired of their city life and decided to buy a crumbling farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellon. He knew nothing about farming - he didn t even know what an almond tree looked like, or that he owned over 100 of them - but with help from local farmers and a twelfth-century book on gardening he set about recreating his dream. Sacred Sierra tells the story of their first year on the mountain, and how they cleared the land, planted and harvested olives, nurtured precious, expensive truffles, all while surviving gale force winds and scorching summer fires. While toying with the timeless, he also retells ancient legends and as the year passed, finds himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099512943

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Book Description Vintage, 2010. Book Condition: New. Follows the people of eastern province of Castellon from the winter rains to baking summer heat, from the flowering of the almond trees in spring to the hilarious, fiery festivals and ancient pilgrimages. This book tells the history of the region through folk-songs and stories of the Cathar and Templar past. Num Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations, map. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 135 x 24. Weight in Grams: 266. . 2010. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099512943

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Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain, Jason Webster, This is a romantic, utterly alluring leap into Spanish sunshine, remote mountains and rural life. Jason Webster had lived in Spain for several years before he and his partner, the flamenco dancer Salud, decided to buy a deserted farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellon, near the sacred peak of Penaglosa. With help from local farmers - and from a twelfth-century Moorish book on gardening - Jason set about creating his dream. He had never farmed before, and knew nothing of plants, but slowly he and Salud cleared the land, planted and harvested their olives, raised the healing herbs they learned about from local people, set up bee-hives and nurtured precious, expensive truffles, the black gold of the region. And beyond all this they started to fulfil another vision, bringing the native trees back to the cliffs ravaged by fire. At the same time they became drawn into the life of the valley: this is a book rich with characters as well as plants. It follows the people of the village from the winter rains to baking summer heat, from the flowering of the almond trees in spring to the hilarious, fiery festivals and ancient pilgrimages, and tells the history of the region through folk-songs and stories of the Cathar and Templar past. Jason and Salud lived through storms that destroyed their roof and fire that swept across their valley, but as the year passed and his farm flourished Jason found himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits, as it did his. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099512943

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Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Follows the people of eastern province of Castellon from the winter rains to baking summer heat, from the flowering of the almond trees in spring to the hilarious, fiery festivals and ancient pilgrimages. This book tells the history of the region through folk-songs and stories of the Cathar and Templar past. Num Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations, map. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 135 x 24. Weight in Grams: 266. . 2010. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099512943

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