A treasure of Irish literary fiction set in DONEGAL
From Paella to Porridge
Location(s): Mallorca, Scotland
This is the fifth and final book in Peter Kerr’s award-winning pentad of fun-filled Mallorcan travelogues, which also includes Snowball Oranges, Mañana Mañana, Viva Mallorca! and A Basketful of Snowflakes.After three years of hard work, the Kerr family say a reluctant goodbye to their little orange farm in the Tramuntana Mountains. Their Mallorcan experience comes to an end with a surprise paella feast, full of bonhomie, though tempered with an inescapable sense of poignancy. Now begins their return-to-Scotland adventure. A period of challenges and change finds them attempting to start a deer farm on the brow of a remote hill, and trying to earn a living by restoring houses in the rolling East Lothian countryside. Yet they still find time to explore their homeland with fresh eyes, visiting such places as the ‘Biarritz of the North’, once a haven for witches and Treasure Island pirates, and even gaining an insider’s view of the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. There’s never a dull moment in the Kerr household – even when it’s porridge for breakfast!
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