South to Barcelona: A New Life in Spain

Barcelona series, Book 1

VERNON LACEY

When Vernon leaves London for Barcelona speaking only a few words of Spanish, little does he imagine how events will transform his life. From the ferocious dog that chases him down a dark stairway to haircuts with washing machines and accidentally stripping naked during a hospital appointment, finding his feet is far from easy.

Barcelona is quick to cast its spell, but will Vernon ever master Spanish? Will he eventually find romance? Or will he return to London to resume his teaching career?

This is the lively first instalment in Vernon’s “Barcelona” series.

Book Themes

Spain, Moving Abroad, Memoir, Travel, Humour

Who is Vernon Lacey?

Vernon Lacey is a teacher, guitarist, DIY hobbyist and cycling fanatic. After a short career teaching in England, he set off for Barcelona where he worked in an international school. The experiences of his time in the Catalan capital — his often unintentionally comic attempts to speak Spanish, looking for somewhere to live, learning about the culture and making friends — inspired his first book, South to Barcelona.  

Just when he had cobbled enough Spanish together to fulfil a dream of learning the language and say the magical words ‘hablo Español’ — I speak Spanish — he met and married a German woman and moved with her to Munich where they now live with their two children.

Connect with Vernon

Email: vernonlacey1@gmail.com

Universal link: smarturl.it/barcelona1

Website: vernonlacey.com

Facebook: facebook.com/vernon.lacey.50309

Chat with the author and other memoir authors and readers in the Facebook group, We Love Memoirs:
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