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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 05-07-2010, 12:19
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Shame on me....I had never looked at the books list before.
I have just had a browse and ordered a couple off Amazon.
The Agatha Christie and also Wild Olives by William Graves.
I am looking forward to my trip back in time to old Mallorca.
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That's great Susie. I try to keep them up to date & add the latest travel guides, maps & any fiction to do with Mallorca but if anyone has any suggestions I'll be happy to add them.

Do have a browse at Maps, Travel Guides on Majorca for the Travel Guides & Maps, Walking Books &Holiday Reading on Majorca for books on walking & fiction and PuertoPollensa.com - Books on Language, Food, Art for everything else including language, food & drink, art etc.
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Lucky you! Wild Olives is a very good read.
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'Bread and Oil' by William Graves' brother Tomas is also a fascinating read about the Mallorcan culinary tradition - I feel much more confident when I buy food in the Pollensa market now. It gives you a real feel for the character of the place as well as the food.
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William and Thomas also have a very gifted sister, Lucia Graves! Her book "A Woman Unknown, Voices from a Spanish life". Virago ISBN 1-86049-553-2, is also highly recommended.She writes about her childhood on Majorca and gives us portraits of different women she meet all full of deep insight. It is a picture of Majorca and Barcelona from the time of Franco until now. You can find some minireviews on books about Mallorca and Spain on my site MallorcaBo Empty File

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WOW! A very comprehensive book list of everything to do with Majorca. A good addition to those already listed on the forum, thank you.
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Another "WOW"! I feel anothet Amazon order coming on, thank goodness for Amazon Prime!
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Thank you for posting the book list......is is very interesting.
I am still waiting for time to read my two new books ...maybe in the winter !!
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