One Mallorcan Summer
By Peter Kerr
(Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9781585746378, 240pp.)
Publication Date: July 2003
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Having battled and succumbed to the mañana pace of rural Majorca in his best-selling Snowball Oranges: A Winter's Tale on a Spanish Isle, spring sees Peter Kerr and family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm, Ca's Mayoral.
However, even after their tragicomic initiation, Spain has not yet finished with them. Embarrassing subtleties of the language, brushes with the local police, the unfortunate outcome of a drinking session . . . there are surprises aplenty to test the resolve, stamina and, perhaps more importantly, the sense of humor of this venturesome (the author would say 'foolhardy') émigré family.
Their eccentric and colorful new friends are always on hand to help out--for better or worse--and add spice to this engaging account of tranquilo life. Here is the charm of Majorca: where you seldom do today what can be put off 'til mañana.
PETER KERR has worked as a professional jazz musician, record producer, and farmer, while also finding time to write. He is the author of Snowball Oranges (page 26), the best-selling prequel to MAÑANA, MAÑANA.
"Ever dreamt of a new life in the sun? This is the story of one couple who tried it . . . with hilariously unexpected results . . . a warm-hearted mixture of disaster and hilarity."
--The Daily Mail
"Kerr's writing . . . evokes a spirit of place that will appeal to both armchair travelers and vacationers who'd like to know the best eating establishments on the island, as well as anyone considering emigrating to a foreign land." --Publishers Weekly