Many aspiring authors have found their words flowing after making the move to Tenerife. Here’s a selection that cover many aspects of the Tenerife dream.
MORE KETCHUP THAN SALSA by Joe Cawley
Opening a Tenerife bar sounds simple but it was a wobbly learning curve involving strange customs, rigid officialdom, and a melting pot of interesting characters from Joe’s home and adopted islands. A sense of humour eased Joe through the quirks and challenges of his new life and it will keep you racing through the pages. Look out for his sequel Even More Ketchup Than Salsa – The Final Dollop.
DOG DAYS IN THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS by John Searancke
Retiring to the sun, John and wife Sally and their rescue dog Freddie headed for the north, away from the main tourist resorts and set about embracing a new lifestyle. As well as the pleasures and pitfalls of daily life John guides us through learning the language, buying a home, taxes, and tackling the Spanish driving test. It’s not all been plain sailing, or driving, but Tenerife has inspired John so much that he has written a second book Prunes For Breakfast.
NOBODY’S POODLE by Nikki and Richard Attree
As dog lovers Nikki and Richard experienced the extra challenges when they arrived and use the book’s hero Gizmo’s innocent eyes to reflect some of their real life experiences.
Illustrated by Annie Chapman, there’s plenty of laughs as Gizmo comes to terms with his new home and his owners’ sense of bewilderment. There’s a serious message too about the implications of bringing a dog when you relocate and adopting a dog in Tenerife with little thought for what happens next.
MOVING TO TENERIFE (ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW) by Joe Cawley and Nicola Quinn
This is much more than a nuts and bolts factual book about the hurdles you have to overcome when jumping into a new life in Tenerife. Whether you want the upmarket resorts of Costa Adeje or the remote solitude of Anaga you will have plenty of questions and this book seeks to answer them or point you in the right direction for expert help.
WALK THIS WAY TENERIFE by Jack and Andrea Montgomery
The brand new definitive guide from experienced walkers who have trod the paths from Anaga Mountains to Los Cristianos and all points in between and beyond. The authors live in Puerto de la Cruz and give the more remote routes equal billing with their popular southern cousins. Full of useful help and hints, this will steer you to enjoyable journeys from easy coastal strolls to challenging mountain hikes and from a couple of hours to full day walks.
THE SKIPPING VERGER AND OTHER TALES by John Reid Young
A collection of 22 short stories set in the Canary Islands between the 19th and 21st century. Eccentric characters and strange meetings evoke the spirit of the islands with a liberal sprinkling of humour. The author is a fourth generation British immigrant and the stories are based on his recollections and personal experiences.
THE BEST OF THE TENERIFE TALL TALES by Tony Thorne MBE
A solid scientific background coupled with a taste for speculative fiction led to three volumes of Tenerife based tales from lost aliens meddling with the Titsa bus service to Hologhosts on Mount Teide and sinister uses for the volcanic tubes of Icod. This collection brings mystery to all your favourite places around the island. Spending half the year on the Tenerife west coast has fired his imagination so check out his back catalogue.
TEIDE BEAR AND THE PIRATES by Michael Booth
One for the younger readers as the super hero bear takes on the baddies as he soars down from Tenerife’s volcanic peak. A sparkling adventure with plenty of illustrations from Andrew Mart.
Our links will steer you to copies of these top reads before you leave home but if you prefer to wait until you get here, head for Los Cristianos. Red Hound Bookshop in Calle Juan XX11, just back from the old beach, stocks most of these titles and more.
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