It's Not About the Tapas

  • by Polly Evans
  • Narrated by Lucy Scott
  • 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Polly Evans set off on a journey round Spain by bicycle, she found more adventures than she had bargained for: She survived a nail biting encounter with a sprightly pig, escaped over-zealous suitors, had her morality questioned by locals and indulged in her love of regional cooking. While she pedalled, Polly pondered some of the more lurid details of Spanish history - king who collected pickled heads and the unfortunate duchess who lost her feet. And wherever she cycled,she ate and ate-and yet still shrank out of her trousers.

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Pedal power

This is a marvellous combination of a travelog and a cyclist's slightly skewed slant on Spain and the Spanish. Polly Evans' heroic cycle ride through the Spanish Pyrenees and in the Moorish south is filled with interesting snippets about the people (past and present) and places that she visits.

Although I'm not inspired to follow on my bike I feel it is a marvellous taster of Spain; she makes me feel that it is a country worth exploring. Obviously to be able to speak the language would be an added advantage in trying to understand the peoples of its various regions, especially when travelling off the beaten tourist track and when encountering the frustrations of x, y or z situation.

A well-narrated and amusing tale of determined, well-read young woman's cycling trip in Spain. Dip into it before your Spanish holiday.
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- Rogayah

Viva Espana

Absolutely great, I loved the description of Spanish Taxi drivers, Hoteliers,Drunks all laced with a good Spanish history lesson.
Lucy Scott makes it all come to life.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-10-2008
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd