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by Candida Lycett-Green,Penelope Chetwode

Free eBook Two Middle-aged Ladies in Andalusia (John Murray Travel Classics) download ISBN: 071956056X
Author: Candida Lycett-Green,Penelope Chetwode
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd (May 23, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 176
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Europe
Size MP3: 1311 mb
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Rating: 4.2
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Penelope Valentine Hester Chetwode, Lady Betjeman (14 February 1910 – 11 April 1986) was an English travel writer. She was the only daughter of Field Marshal Lord Chetwode, and the wife of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman

Penelope Valentine Hester Chetwode, Lady Betjeman (14 February 1910 – 11 April 1986) was an English travel writer. She was the only daughter of Field Marshal Lord Chetwode, and the wife of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman. She was born at Aldershot and grew up in northern India, returning to the region in later life.

The"Two Middle Aged Ladies in Andalusia" arrived earlier than expected, I am thrilled to have received this delightful book even though it is slightly shabby - or perhaps even because it has been well read and loved before. This tale of a middle aged woman and her equally middle aged horse travelling through Spain is a real delight and an insight as to how people lived in the countryside in those days. A great read and a book to be kept and read again.

Penelope Chetwode's sole companion on her ride over disused mule tracks and goat paths in the wilds of Andalusia was the twelve-year-old bay mare, La Marquesa. This most unusual adventure gives us a vivid and memorable picture of life in rural Andalusia' - Oxford Mail.

Authors: Chetwode, P. Title: Two Middle-aged Ladies in Andalusia (John Murray Travel Classics). John Murray Travel Classics. Foreword by. Candida Lycett-Green. Publisher: John Murray. Publish Date: 23/05/2002.

Dec 31, 2013 Debbie Zapata rated it it was amazing. The second middle-aged lady of the title is actually the horse, La Marquesa. In 1961, Penelope Chetwood borrowed a middle-aged horse from the Duke of Wellington and set off on a month-long ride through rural Andalusia.

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Penelope Chetwode had several advantages in writing this little masterpiece. She was a companionable eccentric, obsessed with horses and Catholicism

Penelope Chetwode had several advantages in writing this little masterpiece. She was a companionable eccentric, obsessed with horses and Catholicism. She undertook her month-long journey in 1961 when rural Andalusia was in many respects medieval. Of the army of Britons annually drawn to the south of Spain, only one has produced a classic work of adventure and humour. Penelope Chetwode had several advantages in writing this little masterpiece.

Penelope Chetwode's middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was a twelve-year-old mare, La Marquesa.

Two middle-aged ladies, one Penelope Chetworth, the other her 12-year old mare La Marquesa, explored the high sierra north of Granada in 1961.

Undeterred by remote and almost savage country, a primitive peasant population and inns evidently medieval in their crudity, Penelope Chetwode's sole companion on her ride over the disused mule tracks and goat paths in the wilds of Andalusia was the 12-year-old bay mare, La Marquesa. This story of their adventure together offers a vivid picture of life in rural Andalusia.
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Enalonasa
If you are into horses or hearing detail by detail of a trip you don't care about this one is for you. The written equivalent of look at the slides from my vacation.... There were some funny moments and a few sage words, but not really my cup of tea.
Sironynyr
Love this book about a horse and her owner who travel all over Andalusia following old trails. They are both in their 50's and was written a while ago. If you like travelogues you will enjoy this one - from a different perspective.
Moronydit
I saw this title in a bookshop in Granada and decided to track it down for my kindle as it seemed appropriate reading when I was in Andalucia. Bearing in mind that religon plays such a big part in peoples lives there I coped with the time spent connected to the church even if I couldn't understand the need. Nor could I understand why the journey at that age but I was fascinated by the simple lives of the country folk from not too many years ago and well done Penelope for documenting her journey with the privations she had to undergo to complete her journey.
Onnell
Book was in excellent condition and delivered a wonderful story. For those who love to travel in Spain or those who wish they could. You can travel via your favorite chair and get a taste of Spain and of the spaniards and a way of life that in rural Spain is simple and beautiful.
Whitehammer
This book is an interesting take on life in the 60s in Spain written by an adventurous and brave horse person. Her takes on the people, the food, the horses and other animals were a real eye opener and completely authentic. The book is well written and an easy read. Definitely worth it!