Snowball Oranges

One Mallorcan Winter

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 6 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849530255

About the book

I could hardly believe my eyes. A cold mantle of white was rapidly transforming our sunny paradise into a bizarre winterscape of citrus Christmas trees, cotton wool palms and snowball oranges.

When the Kerr family leave Scotland to grow oranges in a secluded valley on the island of Mallorca they are surprised to be greeted by the same freezing weather they have left behind. Then they realise that their new orange farm is a bit of a lemon…

Laughter, finds Peter Kerr, is the best medicine when faced with a local dish of rats and the live-chicken-down-a-chimney technique of household maintenance. But their Mallorcan neighbours help them adapt to their new life. Snowball Oranges is hilarious and revealing, full of life and colour, set against the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean.

About the author

Peter Kerr, the best-selling Scottish author, was born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, in 1940,a nd now lives in East Lothian. His award-winning 'Snowball Oranges' series of five Mallorcan-based books have sold in large numbers worldwide and have been translated into twelve languages. They recount the often hilarious adventures experienced by Peter and his family while running a small orange farm on the Spanish island during the 1980s.

Reviews

'… hilarious, full of life and colour.'

The Bolton Evening News

'delightful... hilarious and revealing. Full of life and colour... and is entertaining for everyone... witty... packed with funny stories.'

Sixtyplusurfers

'As bright in tone as the primary colours of its new cover... the book is rich on atmospheric detail.'

Telegraph.co.uk

'Peter's fruity tale still has plenty of juice left!... a hilarious personal account.'

East Lothian Courier