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Mayfair's Loss Is Mallorca's Gain,
This review is from: Donkeys On My Doorstep (Paperback)
It would be hard to find any expat keener to become a fully-adopted 'mallorquina' than Anna Nicholas. In this, the fourth in her series of lighthearted accounts of her endeavours to balance a life split between running a go-getting PR company in London and a down-to-earth family home in rural Mallorca, she reacquaints us with colourful characters (both human and animal) from her previous books, as well as introducing a touching element of pathos and some interesting details of Mallorca's history. A clever weave of narrative threads.
Although it seems that Anna is getting close to finally simplifying her life by becoming a full-time resident of her beloved Soller, hence ending this highly popular tetralogy, I'm sure her fans will already be looking forward to further stories of her Mallorcan experiences once she has put the hurly-burly of London behind her forever. Then again, maybe a series of lighthearted reminiscences of her big-city alter ego would be a good vehicle for her considerable writing talents in the meantime?
In any case, it's certain we'll be seeing books of one kind or another by Anna Nicholas being published in future - unless, of course, becoming a fully-adopted 'mallorquina' blights her with the 'manana' syndrome she has been happily drifting towards all along, and which we all secretly envy.
'El tempo lo dira,' as the Spanish say. 'Time will tell.'