A House in the High Hills: Dreams and Disasters of Life in a Spanish Farmhouse

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'I was warned by all those who knew me that to take on a project like this was madness.'

At the peak of her fast-paced career, presenter and interviewer Selina Scott bought a house in the Tramuntana hills of Mallorca. It was a dilapidated old farmhouse without even mains electricity or water, but she had fallen in love with the beauty and peace of the surroundings, and the promise of an escape from her high-pressured job and unwelcome tabloid attention.

Selina begins to settle into Mediterranean life and spends time renovating the house. However, she soon realises that making the old house her home is going to be more difficult than she thought. From the unwelcome wildlife that insists on sharing her house, to dubious building work, locals both friendly and hostile, and a forest fire that threatens the whole valley, Selina's new life is full of unexpected challenges.

In this funny, elegantly written account of her Spanish years Selina tells us about the house that captured her heart, the neighbours that became friends, and those that didn't, the hills and wildlife that enchanted her, the building work that nearly broke her and, crucially, the dog that found her, and changed every single one of her best laid plans!

An uplifting story of escape, change and friendship.

'A terrific read, beautifully written' Richard Madeley

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"She records with a loving and observant eye" ( Telegraph)

"Charming" ( Sunday Express)

"A terrific read, beautifully written" ( Richard Madeley)

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A warm and witty memoir of the ups and downs of buying a ramshackle Spanish farmhouse

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