By Anna Nicholas
Having moved along with her family members to rural Mallorca to flee the stresses of London existence, PR advisor Anna Nicholas maintains to go back and forth again to her glitzy Mayfair organization to earn a crust. in the meantime she is harbouring a extraordinary dream to open a luxurious cattery at the island – unbeknownst to her lengthy agony Scottish husband, Alan, and son, Oliver.
Life within the mountains is rarely uneventful because the writer will get to grips with phantom sheep, dead night snail hunts, Catalan classes, ghosts, floods and flighty hens. London additionally has its demanding situations, as she juggles eccentric, wealthy and sometimes neurotic consumers among Mayfair and big apple and is hotly pursued via profitable bargains. yet more and more Anna unearths herself yearning the straightforward 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 scorching Tiled Roof celebrates the wonders of Mallorcan rural existence.
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It’s hot enough to singe skin and spectators are splashing bottles of mineral water over their heads to stave off the rays of the sun. The 42 W A R A ND P E A CE smell of brine wriggles through the hot musty air as I weave a path along the esplanade. 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.
It’s nearly midnight and I’m too exhausted to read the blur of other appointments, so I switch out the light. In my mind’s eye I can see Alan and Ollie asleep in their beds. The cats will be prowling in the orchard in search of mice and rats, and my beloved frogs will be crooning in the pond. , the club, Audley Square Someone’s knocking on the bedroom door. I squint at my watch in the gloom. The overhanging light bulb has blown and I’m dressing by the sickly light of the bedside lamp. The chintzy curtains are drawn back, but it might as well still be night.
You know my penchant for red. ’ ‘You don’t need it. ’ She slams her notebook shut and leans towards me confidentially. ’ ‘Yep, I googled her. ’ 53 CAT O N A HOT TILE D ROOF Her clear blue eyes lock onto me. ‘I don’t care if she’s a psychopath as long as we win the account. ’ ‘No,’ she says impatiently. ‘I’ve only spoken with her personal assistant, Mary Anne Bright. ’ ‘That’s what’s worrying me. ’ ‘Here, look at her catalogue. It just arrived yesterday. The products are amazing. ’ I flick through the thick, glossy pages of alabaster candelabras, scented candles and silver and porcelain ornaments.