“In spring the blossoming of the orange trees takes you unawares. At first only a pale haze becomes apparent across the dark green of the leaves. This is the green of the flower-buds. Then all of a sudden the buds are transformed into exquisite white five-petalled stars, radiating from cream-yellow pistils and stamens. The scent is delicate and heady, and when each tree becomes a mass of white flowers an almost tangible mist of orange blossom hangs in the air.”
Chris Stewart was the original drummer for the bad Genesis, and now works as a writer and farmer. His books include Driving Over Lemons, Three Ways to Capsize a Boat, A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, Last Days of the Bus Club, and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.
Length: 256 pages
Set in: Spain
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