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By Anna Nicholas

Having moved along with her kin to rural Mallorca to flee the stresses of London lifestyles, PR advisor Anna Nicholas maintains to go back and forth again to her glitzy Mayfair 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 affliction Scottish husband, Alan, and son, Oliver.

Life within the mountains isn't uneventful because the writer will get to grips with phantom sheep, hour of darkness 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 ny and is hotly pursued via profitable bargains. yet more and more Anna reveals herself yearning the easy 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, chuckle out loud humorous and lovingly saw, Cat on a sizzling Tiled Roof celebrates the wonders of Mallorcan rural lifestyles.

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Finally, I reach the car park and am about to head back when there is a massive explosion from the sea and several small boats burst into flames. I peer across the water just in time to see the defiant chin of a large black pirate vessel jutting out from behind steep cliffs in the distance. The ship hovers on the far rim of the bay, its frame resplendent in the glowing rays of the sun. Slowly and steadily it forges a menacing path towards Platja d’en Repic, the beach on the south side of the port.

The waiter bustles over and places glasses of cold cava in front of us. In characteristic mode, Pep is smoking a puro and wearing a wide-brimmed panama which obscures his grey wavy locks. ’ I ask. ’ sighs Pep, inhaling deeply. 44 W A R A ND P E A CE ‘It’s just a bit of Mallorcan folklore,’ says Juana. Pep gives her a frown. With some impatience he taps his cigar against the table, grinding the ash under his foot. ‘The words were written by Joan Alcover I Maspons, a friend of my grandfather. ’ He slips me a smile.

We are clinking glasses when a confident young woman strides towards us. She smiles indulgently at Alan. ’ ‘Great! I wonder if you’d mind doing a brief piece to camera? I’m filming with Channel Four. ’ A gaunt man trails behind her in the gloom, gripping a large furry object to his chest, indicating that he’s either a sound engineer or a rodent fetishist. Alan rises from his seat. ’ quips Pep. ’ ‘Ha! Your brief moment of fame,’ he cries, patting Alan on the back. ‘I must see this,’ says Juana, with a certain irony in her voice.

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