Donkeys on My Doorstep

Hoofing it in the Mallorcan Hills

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £6.68
  • Publication date: 4 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780857653895

About the book

The dream is near completion. Anna is loosening the reins on her London PR company to spend more time in Mallorca with her family, cattery, chickens and goats, and insists their menagerie will only be complete with not one donkey, but two. She attempts almond harvesting in the countryside amid summertime ant and wasp infestations in the finca, and attends a traditional wedding and the spectacular Sant Juan horse festival in Menorca. Meanwhile, she befriends an elderly poet whose love letters to his fiancé during the Spanish Civil War waft into her field, unveiling a poignant story of bravery and sacrifice.

Brimming with humorous and loveable characters, Donkeys on my Doorstep is a charming take on the simple and rewarding life of rural Mallorca.

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.

Reviews

'endearing, funny and poignant. What more could one wish for.'

Real Travel

'make[s] me want to give up my life in London and set up shop on a Spanish island.'

St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine

'filled with humorous anecdotes... the Majorcan countryside is described in attentive, often lyrical detail... as intelligent as it is entertaining.'

Telegraph.co.uk