I've been reading (on Kindle) the autobiographical books written by Chris Stewart, the first drummer of Genesis (he admits he was a crap drummer and dumped by the other members after 2 shows).
One thing he's not crap at is writing, and he's writing about his (and his wife's) buying a farm in the Alpujarras, in the mountains south of Granada in Andalucía. This is probably over the last 30 years so a lot of things are still relatively primitive in that part of Spain. He had a power-operating shearing device so hawked himself around the valleys (and in Sweden during the winter).
I've read the first book, Driving Over Lemons, and about a third of the way through A Parrot in the Pepper Tree. His first book has just been published and he's copping the media attention....English journalists getting lost on the way to his farm.
I saw a segment on him in Rick Stein's series on Spain after he left the quintessential Spanish city of Seville. For those wanting to argue, I regard Barcelona as a Catalan city (as I suspect the natives do too).
Apparently some Englishman called Gerald Brenan, who was a member of the Bloomsbury set including such people as Virginia Woolf, E M Forster, Keynes et al, went there after WWI to recover, and wrote a book called South of Granada.
For those who haven't been to Andalucía, do yourselves a favour.