By Anna Nicholas
Having moved along with her kinfolk to rural Mallorca to flee the stresses of London existence, PR advisor Anna Nicholas keeps to go back and forth again to her glitzy Mayfair business enterprise to earn a crust. in the meantime she is harbouring a weird and wonderful dream to open a luxurious cattery at the island – unbeknownst to her lengthy ache Scottish husband, Alan, and son, Oliver.
Life within the mountains isn't uneventful because the writer will get to grips with phantom sheep, nighttime snail hunts, Catalan classes, ghosts, floods and flighty hens. London additionally has its demanding situations, as she juggles eccentric, wealthy and infrequently neurotic consumers among Mayfair and big apple and is hotly pursued by way of profitable offers. yet more and more Anna reveals herself yearning the straightforward lifetime of her Spanish idyll simply because as she discovers, you could take the lady out of Mallorca, yet you can’t take Mallorca out of the girl.
Wickedly irreverent, snicker out loud humorous and lovingly saw, Cat on a sizzling Tiled Roof celebrates the wonders of Mallorcan rural existence.
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A candle glows between us, attracting a small white halo of midges that hover tirelessly above the saffron flame. I lean forward and blow into their midst, marvelling at how the tiny white forms disperse like the seeds of a dandelion clock, spiralling upwards into velvety infinity. As night casts a charcoal mantle over the valley, the tawny Tramuntanas, like pyrites, retain a golden afterglow cast by the dying sun. The relentless rasping of the frogs permeates the night, louder than the shrill cry of the ghost-like screech owls overhead, and more rhythmic than the clicking cicadas rustling in the trees.
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