This fictional diary is, of course, inspired by my time in Spain, particularly the last few years when I found myself in the company of ‘expats’ for the first time. Despite the conviction held by at least a couple of reviewers that Ernest Postlethwaite is (or was) a real person and actually wrote the diaries, I can assure any future readers that he isn’t and he didn’t!
~ A hilarious blow by blow account of six unforgettable months in the life of an expatriate Englishman.
Ernest Postlethwaite was a man embarking on a new life. No longer for him the routine and drudgery of the commuter…
The first part of Ernest Postlethwaite’s groundbreaking journal charters the course of a man on a mission to achieve cultural and linguistic integration in a small village in southern Spain.
This unadulterated manuscript will bring tears to the eyes of the most hard-hearted amongst us, as we follow his footsteps into the great unknown.
– ‘This diary, written by my late husband, Ernest Postlethwaite, has been published expressly against his wishes, but with the full and hearty endorsement of my family and friends.’ –
From the introduction to Part One by
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