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By Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart's riding OVER LEMONS advised the tale of his movement to a distant mountain farm in Las Alpujarras—an oddball zone of Spain, south of Granada. humorous, insightful and actual, the booklet grew to become a global bestseller.

A PARROT IN A PEPPER TREE, the sequel to Lemons, follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloe, as they become familiar with a misanthropic parrot who joins their domestic, Spanish tuition lifestyles, neighbours in love, their amazement at Chris showing at the bestseller lists... and their surprise at getting to know that their loved valley is once again lower than hazard of a dam.

A Parrot within the Pepper Tree additionally seems to be again on Chris Stewart's former life—the demanding instances shearing in midwinter Sweden (and using around the frozen sea to arrive island farms); his first style of Spain, studying flamenco guitar as a 20-year previous; and his illustrious tune occupation, drumming for his college band Genesis (sacked at 17, he by no means particularly turned Phil Collins), after which for a circus.

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Once we’d got the hang of it Gwenda and I started manufacturing brooches ourselves. A spray of yellow lilies was our speciality. All the women in the neighbourhood had button boxes and we loved to play with them. Buttons were precious items. If a shirt wore out, the collar and cuffs were turned, and later, when the garment was going to spend the rest its life as a duster, all the buttons were cut off and placed in a box or a biscuit tin for future use. Buttons were made from mother-ofpearl and other beautiful materials such as bone and leather and horn.

My brother Peter remembers that she and Snow liked to tickle small children, perhaps inappropriately. I don’t have the same recollection but they might not have liked little girls. One of the tenants in their house showed us how to make jewellery from stale bread and water. When the piece was dry she would paint it and finish 28 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 29 ALWAYS IN STRIFE it off with a coat or two of varnish. We proudly presented the items of jewellery to our poor mothers as gifts and they had to pretend to like them.

All I wanted to do was leave school and find a job and make some money. I wanted to be an artist. 41 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 42 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 43 CHAPTER THREE STARTING TO ACT OR THE BARE FACTS The week I left school I took a Christmas job at one of the old Grace Bros twin stores in the western end of the CBD, the closest I would ever come to working on Broadway. I was selling china and glassware in the eastern building on the ground floor. It was there that I happened to meet the first real love of my life.

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