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Books, Guides and Maps Read any good books lately? Did you manage to finish Captain Corelli's ...? Recommend your favourite travel guides and maps. Suggest holiday reads for kids.

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Old 25-03-2004, 02:44
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Default A HOME IN MAJORCA by TOMAS GRAVES

"The Majorcan coastline is saturated. More and more foreign visitors and urban Majorcans are contemplating settling down in a traditional house in the interior of the island -in the real rural Majorca. However to reap all the benefits, they need certain guidelines to help them come to terms with the day to day reality and lifestyles of a small agricultural society."

"This book, written in a straightforward way, attempts to act as a users' manual or after-sales guide for those who already own a house, and offers advice for those who are still thinking about it. It covers such subjects as rural life ( neighbors and rights of way), maintenance,running the house and working the land, water problems, flora and fauna and how to adapt to the local diet, customs and powers that be while stressing that a traditional house is meant to be lived in."

Published by LA FORADADA
Jose J. de Olaneta, Editor
Apartado 296 - 07080
Palma de Mallorca
Spain

ISBN: 84-7651-670-3

I found this book in a small bookshop on Mallorca. I enjoyed reading it and learning about some of rural Majorcans lifestyles. I think it's a must alongside any of the survival books series. As yet i have not seen it in any UK bookshops and forget how much it cost. Anybody else read this book?.
Rob
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Old 30-06-2005, 22:51
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This is an essential book for anyone living or planing to live in Majorca!

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Old 04-07-2005, 01:50
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My goodness some else has read this book! :eek . And I'm happy to say agrees with me!.
Thank you volpen.

Rob
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Old 11-07-2005, 23:53
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If you liked A HOME IN MAJORCA you should also read BELOVED MAJORCANS by Guy de Forestier, translation by Tomás Graves, La Forada 1997. ISBN 84-7651-654-1.
This book tries to explain the character of the Majorcan people. It is based on the information gleaned from the anecdotes and personal experiences of more than a hundred historians, anthropologists, sociologists, journalists, writers and members of the clergy. The pseudonym Guy de Forestier is derived from the Majorcan term "guia de forasters" meaning guide for the outsider. The person responsible for assembling all this information in this most entertaining and educating book is the architect Carlos García-Delgado, Catalan by birth and Majorcan by adoption. After reading this book you will be much better prepared for a life on Majorca!
You can also find other interesting books on the English version of my personal Majorca site there I done some minireviews.
mallorca.bravehost.com/en...cabok.html
Anders
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Old 10-08-2005, 14:20
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Thank you for the recomendation volpen. I'm out in PP next week ,I'll look for that book in the local bookshops, There is a good bookshop in Pollensa.
Not much chance of picking this one up at my local charity bookshop lol.
Thanks again.

Rob
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