from Readers

“I’ve just read In The Garlic (in one go) and I must say that I can’t remember the last time I read a book as funny and informative as this one. Laughing and learning, a great combination. I have studied Spanish for 7 months now and I’m going to bring your book to my next lesson and recommend it to everyone, including my teacher.” — J.R.N., Denmark

“In the Garlic” provides a refreshing insight into Spain and its many gems of information are not only useful but also open the reader’s eyes to what makes this wonderful country tick. This is essential reading for the newcomer to Spain, but also high on the must-reads list for those of us who have been here for years.” — Joanna Styles, author of The Best Places to Buy a Home in Spain, Retiring in Spain, and others.

“I love it. My copy arrived this morning and by the time I looked up from it, it was coffee time and I hadn’t read the papers…” — Liz Parry, author of Liz Parry’s Spanish Phrase Book

“A brilliantly helpful and witty guide to surviving and thriving in Spain.” — Miranda Innes, author of Getting to Mañana

“Wonderfully funny and informative. Wish I’d had this book when I lived in Barcelona.” — J.R. San Diego, U.S.

“In the Garlic” is a goldmine for anyone considering a move or a long visit to Spain. What a combination – hilarity and useful facts, all rolled into one book!” — S.N., Oslo/Barcelona

“I couldn’t put it down and found myself laughing on just about every page. I married a Spaniard and have been here forever. It all seemed so familiar.” — Christine G., Tamariu, Costa Brava

“A worthwhile companion for any […] student going to spend time in Spain.” — P.B. Manchester, UK (35 years teaching Spanish)

“I recommend that every expat coach or expatriate living in Spain or considering it (and corporations sending their employees there) buy this book; it’s informative, and hilariously funny at the same time. What could be better?” — Hannah S. Wilder, MA, PhD, CEO, Advantara Global Executive Coaching and Coach Training

“An entertaining and informative read. I like the way you can dip into it and learn about Spain in small, smile-producing doses.” — Louisa Livingstone, Murcia Expats Group

“For anyone with an interest in Spain and the Spanish… a must read. I’d be willing to bet that even Spaniards would find something revealing about themselves in it.” — Colin Davies, Poio, Pontevedra, Galicia

“An amusingly written A-Z of practically every aspect of Spanish culture you could begin to imagine.” — Ben Curtis, Madrid

“Anyone who wants to come here should just gobble it up. We have read so many relevant books to life in Spain but this is both unique and delightful. It also serves to help me feel a little comforted when I recognise some of the situations you have recorded with regards to paper work, officialdom etc. as we have been there ourselves. Now I know that it is not just us who seems to have waited forever, or not had enough copies/correct documents or been frustrated to the point of tears! It’s also the perfect ‘dipping-into’ book which is ideal for busy mums like me.” — D. Foremski, Girona