What people are saying about Plum, Courgette & Green Bean tart and Tomato, Fig & Pumpkin Jelly:


“Wish you every success with your book” Bill Bryson


“I found this gem of a book on Amazon and it is a brilliant read.”

“Interesting combination of diary entries, letters home…Well worth a read.”

“I enjoyed seeing the house develop through Lisa’s eyes, and the triumphs and traumas on the vegetable front. More courgettes anyone?”

“Pure energy on paper”

“Strongly recommended book for those who enjoy restarting abroad memoirs and enjoy a twist on the genre.”

“I enjoyed this book much more than I have many others of a similar genre.”

“I was jealous of all the lovely chestnut wood and the stonework and all the land they got under cultivation.”

“Thank goodness the author’s mum kept all the letters she sent home.”

“Keeps you interested to the end.”

“Wonderful descriptions of the highs and lows of renovating an old ruin in one of the least known parts of Green Spain.”

“Her letters in here to mum are bubbly and full of fun.”

“A must read for anyone hankering after the good life.”


"Yes, it is here, at last, book 2 in the Writing Home series, Tomato, Fig & Pumpkin Jelly. What a delight to read."

"I so enjoyed going back to Galicia again thanks to Lisa's wonderful writing and descriptions. The second book in the series has an ongoing theme of a particular section of Spanish bureaucracy and the description of one major hurdle in that process is wonderful!"

"The ongoing theme throughout Tomato, Fig and Pumpkin Jelly is Lisa and her S’ plans to get married in Galicia. What they didn’t anticipate when they decided to tie the knot was the bureaucratic shenanigans they would have to go through to make it to the altar. "

"Start with the first book... You will get hooked, and go on to read this one too! (And wait for #3!). "

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