A Lizard in My Luggage: Mayfair to Mallorca in One Easy Move (Mallorca (Anna Nicholas)) Paperback – 5 Mar 2006
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"A beautifully written and highly entertaining account of the
upside of downshifting."
-- The Daily Mirror, April 2007<br \><br \>"A witty and devilishly intelligent foray into the highs and lows of a new life in Spain"
-- Xpat magazine, November 2007 <br \><br \>"Anna brings a fresh eye to the genre... you root for her as she
makes her arduous commuting work"
-- Suite 101 website, June 2007<br \><br \>"This is a lively and highly entertaining read... a great piece of writing, a great achievement"
-- Bella Online, July 2007<br \><br \>"Provides much insight into the ways and means for successful
integration in a rural society"
-- Sesame magazine, Spring 2007<br \><br \>'A thoroughly entertaining account'
-- Mallorca On The Move magazine<br \><br \>`A beautifully written and highly entertaining account of the upside of downshifting.' -- The Mirror<br \><br \>`A fast-moving, humorous... inspirational account of her own experiences and how to enjoy the best of both worlds.'
--Oxford Mail, July 12, 2007
`The narrative trajectory... is handled with humour, with amusing anecdotes and pen-portraits of the vecinos.'
--Anglo Spain Society, August 2008
`This witty and erudite account... will make an enjoyable read for anyone wanting to live their dream.' --The Bookseller, January 2007
About the Author
Based In - Mallorca
Anna Nicholas is a freelance journalist and PR Consultant. She has run five
full marathons in different countries in the last five years and is a Fellow of
the Royal Geographical Society and a member of Women in Journalism. She
has been an international invigilator for the Guinness Book of Records and
organised an expedition to carry a piano to a remote Amerindian tribe in
South America, which was the subject of a BBC TV documentary.
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Top Customer Reviews
Her account of how she copes with her double life, including her efforts to overcome a dread of flying and her mischievous pokes at the superficialities of London's PR business, makes for highly entertaining and amusing reading. This book will ring all the right bells for those whose lives are dominated by the routine of crowding into trains, buses and tubes at both ends of every working day. I fancy that most of them will dream of swapping Anna's 'torture' for theirs, but how many would actually take the plunge, even if they could?
Anna Nicholas did, but will she eventually plump for smelling the Mallorcan roses on a permanent basis? Maybe her next book (and I suspect there will be one!) will provide the answer. I look forward to reading all about it when the time comes.
This refreshing, inspirational book will help all those are still desperately fumbling for the escape hatch. Those who don't have fat bank accounts, wealthy husbands or wives, haven't just won the National Lottery or, perish the thought, just simply enjoy their jobs,will fall in love with this book. It proves that it really is possible to have a foot in both camps, live in the sun, work in the UK and stay sane.
Surely the low-cost airlines should be selling this by the spade-full.
All in all a beautifully-written, lyrical yet pragmatic book about how to have it all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first book in the series, I pretty much enjoy these books and this type of books, I think they quell my wunderlust or something. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Catalan Waves
Having just returned from my first trip to Mallorca I was keen to read this book. It's an 'unputdownable' book and I loved it. Half way through the second in the series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rosemary
I found this book virtually unreadable. Feels like it was written using a thesaurus.Published 2 months ago by Charles T. Mason
Written in a fun an engaging style. This added real colour to a holiday in MallorcaPublished 5 months ago by Jo
A thoroughly enjoyable read about some of the trials and tribulations of living abroad and all the fun and games along the way.Published 11 months ago by Puffin
A very interesting and amusing read of life in Majorca my much loved holiday destination. A lot of the places mentioned in the book are those that I visit when I go to when in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maxine Mitchell