A Lizard in My Luggage: Mayfair to Mallorca in One Easy Move (Mallorca (Anna Nicholas))

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Anna had never liked the idea of Mallorca, thinking it was for the disco and beerswilling fraternity. That was until her sister hired an au pair from a rural part of the island who said it was the most beautiful place on earth. On a visit, Anna impulsively decided to buy a ruined farmhouse.

Despite her fear of flying, she kept a foot in both camps and commuted to Central London to manage her PR company. But she found herself drawn away from the bustle, stress and the superficial media world towards the tranquil life. She soon realised that her new existence was more enriching and fulfilling. She was learning to live life for its moments rather than race through it in the fast lane.

A Lizard in My Luggage explores Mallorca’s fiestas and traditions, as well as the ups and downs of living in a rural retreat. It is about learning to appreciate the simple things and take risks in pursuit of real happiness. Most importantly, it shows that life can be lived between two places.

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Review:

"A beautifully written and highly entertaining account of the
upside of downshifting."
-- The Daily Mirror, April 2007

"A witty and devilishly intelligent foray into the highs and lows of a new life in Spain"
-- Xpat magazine, November 2007

"Anna brings a fresh eye to the genre... you root for her as she
makes her arduous commuting work"
-- Suite 101 website, June 2007

"This is a lively and highly entertaining read... a great piece of writing, a great achievement"
-- Bella Online, July 2007

"Provides much insight into the ways and means for successful
integration in a rural society"
-- Sesame magazine, Spring 2007

'A thoroughly entertaining account'
-- Mallorca On The Move magazine

`A beautifully written and highly entertaining account of the upside of downshifting.' -- The Mirror

`A fast-moving, humorous... inspirational account of her own experiences and how to enjoy the best of both worlds.'
--Oxford Mail, July 12, 2007

`The narrative trajectory... is handled with humour, with amusing anecdotes and pen-portraits of the vecinos.'
--Anglo Spain Society, August 2008

`This witty and erudite account... will make an enjoyable read for anyone wanting to live their dream.' --The Bookseller, January 2007

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.

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