I stumbled across this book recently when Amazon were running a promotion. I don’t know what drew me to it… but every now and again I like to surprise myself. I was not disappointed.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, please leave your intrelligence, common sense, marital status and morals behind at the boarding gate.”
Revealed, the untold secrets of an international estate agent’s adventures on the Spanish Costas.
Flying on the jump seat – 16000 pesetas please sir
Drunk as a skunk and naked as a jay bird.
Your rodent main course sir.
Wonder Woman and Hippy Boy the orange smugglers.
Bedroom roulette – place your bets.
Don’t I know you?
Please pass me a lettuce leaf to cleanse my palate.
Happy New Year Officer – can you please help me find reverse so that I may drive home?
And other tales of people, places and property on the Costas
This book was written about a time when property sales in Spain were booming, but the principles of people leaving their brains on the plane still holds true today. The author is Steve Hopkins, who speaks fondly of this time in his life… reminiscing with great descriptions of some of the “larger than life” characters he encountered. I really enjoyed how the stories were divided up into sections… all intermingled – so you came back to different events rather than it being a chronological flowing list of people and their adventures.
The author received a couple of bad reviews on Amazon for his punctuation, spelling and grammar. Yes, there were some errors, but they certainly didn’t detract from what I felt was a nice easy read with plenty of giggles and cringeworthy moments.
In fact – it was such an enjoyable read that I would happily pick it up again. Great as a holiday read!
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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.