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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 27-04-2002, 18:24
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Default problem at pollenca bay by agatha christie

story written while she stayed there.
also a ''winter in mallorca'' by georges sands... a journal of when she stayed there with her lover frederick chopin. very good read.
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More details of the Agatha Christie & more fiction can be seen at www.puertopollensa.com/Books2.html#fiction

Winter in Majorca - Georges Sand - can easily be obtained in Mallorca itself:

Winter in Majorca is the touching and poignant story of a vacation fraught with difficulties. Single-handedly struggling with such impossible household tasks as transporting Chopin's piano by donkey across the Majorcan wilds and nursing the invalid composer on his sickbed, George Sand also had the relentless responsibilities of childcare to cope with. And to make matters worse, the elements contrived against them to produce the most unseasonable bad weather in an already hostile environment. In a remarkable translation, Robert Graves introduces these highly-acclaimed travel writings into the English language, and with a series of footnotes and additions, tempers the raging of the most dissatisfied Sand. AUTHBIO: French Romantic writer George Sand was born Amandine-Aurore-Lucile and was as much noted for her numerous love affairs as for her writing. She wrote a series of novels, memoirs, short stories and fairy tales and her work has been recognized as influencing the likes of Proust, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Flaubert. AUTHBIO: Robert Graves was a prolific writer and turned his hand to essays, translations, historical works, novels and short stories. During his lifetime he was known for his highly unorthodox and individual views, in particular on religion, but it was for his poetry that he most wished to be remembered. Ranked among the twelve poets of the Great War, Graves' verse is marked for its intensity and fervent passion.
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