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Sol Searching PDF
Monday, 15 March 2010 00:00

altRead "Sol Searching" by Keidi Keating while I was in England recently.

Based on 20-something Keidi's personal diary of her life on the Costa del Sol since she moved there five or so years ago, it's an easy read.  Billed as "a fun-filled tale of a modern girl's move to the Costa del Sol", it's certainly an entertaining tale, somewhere between "Bridget Jones' Diary" and "Driving Over Lemons".

Telling the story of how Keidi came to take over The Sentinel magazine after its original owner died, how she changed the name to The Sentinella and built it into a bit of a publishing phenomenon, the book was strong on self-publicity, but weak on literary genius.  More than that I was overcome by the feeling that Keidi's life in the Axarquía hasn't really been so fun-filled as the publicity for the book suggests.  Instead she portrays a life of stress, overwork and lack of mates, especially an acceptable boyfriend. I also felt the book ended rather abruptly and left me wanting to know more about what's happening to her now ...

So, it couldn't have been that bad, could it?  Above all, I applaud Keidi for achieving what she has and for telling us all about it, warts and all!  I look forward to the sequel ...

Published by on 01.10.2009
Paperback  ISBN-10: 190543068X
No of pages: 256
RRP:  £9.99 


Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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