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Snowball Oranges
Snowball Oranges: One Mallorcan Winter | Peter Kerr
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I could hardly believe my eyes. A cold mantle of white was rapidly transforming our sunny paradise into a bizarre winterscape of citrus Christmas trees, cotton wool palms and snowball oranges. When the Kerr family leave Scotland to grow oranges in a secluded valley on the island of Mallorca they are surprised to be greeted by the same freezing weather they have left behind. Then they realise that their new orange farm is a bit of a lemon... Laughter, finds Peter Kerr, is the best medicine when faced with a local dish of rats and the live-chicken-down-a-chimney technique of household maintenance. But their Mallorcan neighbours help them adapt to their new life. Snowball Oranges is hilarious and revealing, full of life and colour, set against the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean.
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@Sharpeipup What pretty stationery and lovely story! I can smell the oranges with you on your drive!! Thanks for the great message and great tea! #litsyteaswap

LiseWorks Oh I love that tea 2mo
Nutmegnc @LiseWorks It smells heavenly!! 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

@litenthusiast , would you like to play?

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Tag a new Litten each day to play along!

@gradcat , @GrilledCheeseSamurai , @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled , @BookNAround , @eanderson

BookNAround I have a different cover on this one but I really like this cover. 3y
robinb @BookNAround It makes me smile, and the book is hilarious. 🤣 3y
squirrelbrain Love this book, and that cover is just gorgeous! ❤️ 3y
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SamanthaMarie Stacking this book based off the cover and then I read the description and it is even better!!! 3y
gradcat I love this cover, plus I‘ve not heard of this book, so it‘s a really great post for me! 👍 ♥️ 3y
robinb @SamanthaMarie @gradcat I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this one! There‘s a dry humor that I love! 3y
robinb @squirrelbrain it‘s wonderful, right?! 👍😊 3y
gradcat I might just try it! 3y
litenthusiast Thanks for the tag. Yes, I'll play! 💜 3y
robinb @gradcat I hope you do! Would love to hear what you think. 😊 3y
robinb @litenthusiast 👍😊🙌🏼 3y
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This was such a fun, refreshing book. I really enjoyed it! The adventures (good and bad) of a Scottish farm family transplanting to a Mallorcan orange grove. Interacting with the natives provided plenty of laugh-out-loud moments due to language barriers, customs and lifestyle differences. But it was the beautiful island descriptions, the characters met along the way and the lessons learned in tranquil living that sold me. So happy I read this! ❤️

minkyb Lovely! 4y
robinb @minkyb thanks! 😊👍🍊 4y
Tamra Ahhhh tranquility! 🤗 4y
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robinb @Tamra this book provided a little slice for me. 😊😉 Love it when that happens! 4y
BookNAround When I read books like this, I always want to drop everything and move to a place like this but I suspect it‘s harder than I realize! 4y
robinb @BookNAround I‘m with you. It‘s funny how reality can bite! 🤣 Oh well, it‘s nice to dream! 😍 4y
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This book is cracking me up! 🤣🤣🤣 I‘m currently on a funny passage involving their first foray into the neighboring village seeking sustenance at a sketchy-seeming restaurant. This was an earlier passage about how the canine residents (who were inherited with the house...their names, Robin and Marian 😂) feel about their new tenants. 💩🐕 😳😩
Loving this one at only 9% in....😊👍

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Looking forward to this one...sounds a little humorous, a little light-hearted and a lot joyful from the description. A Scottish family sell their farm and buy an orange grove in Mallorca, Spain...obviously adventure ensues! 😊 ❤️❤️❤️ this cover!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I want to buy an orange grove in Spain! I‘m ready for a change!!! 🍊 4y
robinb @ForeverNerdy doesn‘t it sound wonderful...we can be neighbors! 😉🙌 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh that would be wonderful ❤️❤️ 4y
robinb @ForeverNerdy 👍❤️☀️☀️☀️ 4y
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