I hope this helps:-
This book is part travel guide, part a guide to buying a property in Spain, part family history, but above all an easy read personal story with a real insight into the trials and tribulations of chasing your dream.
Despite all the TV programmes showing all the opportunities for buying a property abroad this book shows the ups and downs, the exhilaration and despair, and maybe above all, the sheer determination needed to complete such a project.
We are told of the dangers of property viewing on the Internet, the mañana attitude of solicitors and others, and the difficulty of learning the language as you go.
However above all we are shown that a sense of humour, an ability to eat and drink whatever is put in front of you helps to overcome the pitfalls (even when your bank account is missing 70,000 Euros because your bank has set up another account in your name without telling you).
An ability to tolerate sleep deprivation interspersed with the occasional relief of sightseeing seems essential especially if your newly built swimming pool starts rising out of the ground in front of your eyes.
I enjoyed learning of the pitfalls but also shared the relief and anguish of every step forward and quick reverse. Perseverance pays if you are chasing your dream and perhaps you need the northern spirit to see this through when faced with the problems the TV programmes don't tell you about. Well done Craig and Melanie.
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Taylor of Bolton