Reviews of Enjoying Mallorca
comment and reviews in the press and on the radio
5 star review on Amazon 11/9/15
Fascinating account a "love affair" with the island. Great to read about
life in Mallorca, as opposed to guide book tourist sites.
4 star review on Amazon, 13/4/16
An absorbing and charming insight into Mallorca and what it might be
like to live there, and how it has developed and changed over the last
50 or so years.
star review on Amazon, 8/6/16
A very readable and informative book, full of anecdotes about how the
author first went to Mallorca in the early 50s (by train to Barcelona,
then ship!), her acquaintance with the poet Robert Graves, and her later
return to the island, with her just-retired husband, to live.
Not a guide book, this is the Mallorca of a bygone era, before mass
tourism, revealing the wealth of cultural heritage on the island as well
as the warmth and ingenuity of the islanders. A delightful book to read,
as I did, on my way to Palma, 40 years after my first visit. On the
strength of what Pamela Legge has written, I want to go again, to explore
more. Highly recommended.
5 star review on Amazon 10/12/17
Don't expect this to be the usual humorous tale of ex pats settling in a
foreign country. This is for lovers of Mallorca that want more detail and
I've visited Mallorca every year since I was 18 ......and I'm now 67 and
I've learnt such a lot from this book.
Thank you so much.
Original Hardback Edition
Martínez Cañellas, Director, Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca
"I wish to congratulate the author as she has
managed to combine an extremely accurate description of our island,
including our customs, history, gastronomy etc., with all the necessary
up-to-date information of a good guide book... We see this book as
excellent promotion of Mallorca...We shall certainly recommend it whenever
Young, The Times
"The title says it all. Enjoying Mallorca by
Pamela Legge is not a matter-of-fact, flatly written guidebook, but a
personal memoir of a long-lasting love affair with an island. It really is
full of enjoyment. ... Mallorca is well served by tourist literature, but
this is a welcome, distinctive and highly readable addition."
Harpers & Queen
"Don't forget to pack ... Enjoying Mallorca is Pamela Legge's highly enjoyable personal account of life on Majorca and her
friendship with Robert Graves."
Ritchie, The Mail on Sunday
"She recounts her life on the island ... part
memoir and part guide book, and displays a great enthusiasm for detail. ...
If you want a guide to Mallorca's flora, fauna and traditional fiestas, and
an account of expat life, then this may well be just your kind of book."
Debbie Thrower, BBC Radio 2
"A very personal account of Mallorca off the beaten track which also serves
as a guide for tourists because it is packed with useful information about
the island's history, customs and traditional food and wine."
Petroc Trelawney, London News Radio
"If you would like to discover more about this
incredible place, Pamela Legge's new book Enjoying Mallorca should be right
up your street. ...There is a lovely anecdote about a fiesta involving a
devil who became distinctly over-friendly with a young girl whose mother
objected. ... It is a delightful book."
Judith Falcon, Radio Mercury Extra
"What makes this book so authentic and useful
is that the incidents described therein You learn a lot more by reading a
story than by reading a guide book or history book. Pamela Legge has put
together a wonderful book. ... Enjoying Majorca is both an autobiography and
a tourist guide combined; it is very entertaining to read."
"What makes this book so authentic and useful is that the incidents
described therein are obviously observed from life. They take the form of an
amusing narrative. ... Enjoying Mallorca provides a wealth of information for
the tourist and gives a valuable insight into the life of the expatriate
community. It is a most enjoyable read and The Expatriate recommends
Ray Fleming, Majorca Daily Bulletin
"Pamela Legge's book contains a great wealth of perceptive and sympathetic
observation of daily life here which is interwoven with much historical and
anecdotal information. ... I hope I have said enough to convey something of
the special quality of this delightful book. While it is in one sense the
diary of a personal odyssey of discovery, it is also a remarkably useful
running compendium of information about living in Mallorca, getting things
done here and enjoying all that the island has to offer. The book is packed
with information and everything is bang up to date."
Surrey County Magazine
"The ideal book for anyone contemplating anything from a complete upheaval,
to buying a holiday villa or just going on holiday. The detailed
information about the island is given in friendly form and is exceptionally
Amazon customer review (2002)
"This is not the sort of travel book you will enjoy if you are a fan of, for
example, Peter Mayle, but I recommend it to anyone who loves this Island. In
passages it is evocative of This Granite Isle, by Dorothy Carrington which
is without doubt the definitive book about Corsica.... The author's love of
the Island and the people who live on it is apparent from beginning to end.
It is very hard to find another book which will give you so much detail
about the three Fs, flora fauna and fiestas so pick up a copy and start
planning your next visit !
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