Snowball Oranges: One Mallorcan Winter - Peter Kerr



It’s the stuff of dreams: a Scottish family giving up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. But dreams, as everyone knows, have a nasty habit of not turning out quite as intended. Being greeted by a freak snowstorm is only the first of many surprises and ‘experiences’, and it isn’t long before they realise that they have been sold a bit of a lemon of an orange farm by the wily previous owners.

However, laughter is the best medicine when confronted with consuming a local dish of rats, the live-chicken-down-a-chimney technique of household maintenance and attending a shotgun wedding. The colourful set of Mallorcan neighbours including an eccentric old goatherd who eats worm-ridden oranges to improve his sex life restores the family’s faith in human nature and helps them adapt to a new and unexpectedly testing life in this deceptively simple idyll of rural Spain. Snowball Oranges is hilarious and revealing, full of life and colour, set against a backdrop of the breathtaking beauty of Mallorca.

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Snowball Oranges: One Mallorcan Winter by Peter Kerr

In an excellent condition. Some light creasing to the spine. See photos for more details.

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Weight 305 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.2 cm




Peter Kerr