Mayhem in Mayfair and Mallorca
Having moved with her family to rural Mallorca to escape the stresses of London life, PR consultant Anna Nicholas continues to commute back to her glitzy Mayfair agency to earn a crust. Meanwhile she is harbouring a bizarre dream to open a luxury cattery on the island – unbeknownst to her long suffering Scottish husband, Alan, and son, Oliver.
Life in the mountains is never uneventful as the author gets to grips with phantom sheep, midnight snail hunts, Catalan lessons, ghosts, floods and flighty hens. London also has its challenges, as she juggles eccentric, rich and often neurotic clients between Mayfair and Manhattan and is hotly pursued by lucrative deals. But increasingly Anna finds herself craving the simple life of her Spanish idyll because as she discovers, you can take the girl out of Mallorca, but you can’t take Mallorca out of the girl.
Wickedly irreverent, laugh out loud funny and lovingly observed, Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof celebrates the wonders of Mallorcan rural life.
Anna Nicholas’ first book was the successful A Lizard in my Luggage (2007). A freelance journalist and PR consultant, she writes a weekly column for the Mallorca Daily Bulletin and for many other newspapers and magazines.
Praise for Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof:
‘Witty, evocative and heartwarming. Another Mallorcan pearl from Anna Nicholas.’
Peter Kerr, best selling Scottish travel writer & author of Snowball Oranges
Lucia van der Post, author and journalist
‘Anna Nicholas has a tremendous gift for descriptive writing which brings alive the warm and moving story of how she escaped from the stress of a high profile professional life in PR, based in London, and with her family embraced the rural and tranquil life in the North West of Mallorca’.
Nicholas Parsons, actor, broadcaster, chairman of BBC’s Just a Minute
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