On This Side of the Mountain
When I was seventeen I fell in love with Laura.
Then I met her family, and the way they lived fascinated me. Twenty years ago, Laura’s parents, Anne and Ben, came to Abdet, a small village in the Alicante mountains in Spain. There they began to build a house from the ruins of an abandoned stable, deep in a valley, just below a threatening ridge called ‘The Crag’. They built their home stone by stone, expanding it as the family...