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More books on Majorca

Listed below are a selection of our favourite books on Mallorca. Most can be obtained via Amazon.co.uk - just click on the book title. Their service is excellent and we recommend them highly.


Walk! Mallorca ~ Charles Davis

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Looking for one Mallorca guide book that has all the walking adventures you could want? New for 2014 is Walk! Mallorca. 53 fully detailed walking routes ranging from easy strolls to serious mountain hikes packed into 160 pocketable pages. Charles Davis has selected 53 walking adventures, from Peguera in the west, across the Tramuntana to Cap de Formentor in the northeast and down to Playa Alcudia to produce his new (2014) Walk! Mallorca. From family friendly strolls through energetic leisure walking up to big mountain hikes, there are adventures for all walking abilities. Every route has Route Summary; Ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents and Refreshments; Fully detailed description, frequent timings to aid navigation; full colour 1:40,000 scale Tour & Trail Map of the route; GPS waypoints for key points.

For Garmin users Tour & Trail Custom Maps are available as digital downloads from Discovery Walking Guides website dwgwalking.co.uk for use in Garmin gps units, Garmin Basecamp and Google Earth. Walk! Mallorca walking routes are highlighted on these maps complete with their walk numbers and direction arrows to give you real time mapping on your Garmin as you enjoy these walking adventures.

Buy this book along with its companion map:
Walk Mallorca Tour & Trail Map

Discovery Walking Guides Ltd; First edition (14 Jan 2014)

Walk & Eat Mallorca ~ Valerie Crespi-Green

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Recommended - For walkers who also love food. This excellent pocket-sized full-colour guide, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, is designed for short-break holidays. It describe 10 walks and 2 excursions recommending restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). All the restaurants and menus feature traditional Mallorquin food. Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, shopping for self-catering (including health food shops), local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc.

UPDATED for 2015!

Sunflower Books; 4th Revised edition edition (26 Nov. 2015)

Mallorca: Car Tours and Walks (Landscapes) ~ Valerie Crespi-Green

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This was the first walking guide for Mallorca, the guide that won Sunflower the Sunday Times "Oscar" for best travel guide - and eventually made the island one of the most popular walking areas in Europe (and a favourite destination for bird-watchers, too). The author has lived on Mallorca for 30 years and knows the island intimately.

This completely revised 8th edition features several newly drawn maps, for instance to show the area north of Valldemossa that is now restricted to walkers who have the relevant pass, and the recently inaugurated GR221 ('Drystone Route') – a long-distance walk which is covered almost in its entirety by the 60 long and short day walks in the book.

There are also 10 car tours with accompanying fold-out touring map, as well as plans of Palma and Soller, bus, train and boat timetables and panels of information on Mallorcan customs and features of the landscape. A free online update service informs users of any route-change information.

Sunflower Books; 8th Revised edition edition (16 April 2015)

Holiday Walks in Mallorca ~ Graham Beech

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Here is a new side to Mallorca - an escape from the crowds. The diverse walks included will enable the rambler to discover rural traditions and explore quiet villages. The variety of scenery on this island is stunning - one can enjoy views from below and on top of magnificent mountains, or combine a coastal walk with a refreshing dip in the sea. As well as the presence of this blue Mediterranean backdrop, there are country strolls amid olive groves to be enjoyed, and more demanding rambles in the mountainous north-west of this dramatic island. Thoroughly researched with bags of background and historic information, the book also offers practical advice for walkers unfamiliar with Mallorcan access rights. Each walk is provided with not just a set of instructions but many pointers to interesting sights to be appreciated.

Sigma Leisure <br> Paperback - July 2000 <br>

Walking in Mallorca ~ June Parker

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"Walking in Mallorca" quickly established itself as the most comprehensive guidebook to the island, with particular emphasis on the rugged Serra de Tramuntana. June Parker's routes have been walked afresh, carefully checked and amended where necessary, and are now presented with new mapping and plenty of colour pictures. This book will entice walkers well off the beaten track, enabling them to explore the most diverse terrain around the island. Rugged mountain walks contrast with remote valleys, while waymarked trails give way to long-forgotten mule tracks and hidden mountain passes. Some walks run close to breathtaking cliff coastlines, while others pass through sleepy villages where welcome refreshment can be obtained. Birdwatchers, geologists and historians will find abundant interest throughout Mallorca, and a full introduction explains about facilities around the island. Language notes are given in native Catalan and Castilian Spanish, enabling visitors to pass the time of day with local people and make the most of their visit to the island.

Kindle version available!

Cicerone Press; 4th Revised edition edition (11 Oct 2006)

Mallorca: The Finest Coastal and Mountain Walks - 70 Walks with GPS Tracks ~ Rolf Goetz

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Mallorca is not only a primary holiday destination for sun-lovers, but also a true hiking paradise with lovely valleys, wild, romantic gorges and countless panoramic summits.

The 'other' Mallorca is a surprise for the visitor with a well-developed network of trails, and offers a variety of routes for all demands and levels of difficulty, starting from simple beach walks, to adventurous cliff tours and challenging mountain hikes, up to a spectacular canyon crossing.

This is the 4th edition published in 2015. 232 pages, 70 height profiles, 70 maps in 1:50,000 / 1:75,000, 1 overview map in 1:500,000. 70 walks.

Rother; 4th Revised edition (2015)



Tuning Up at Dawn ~ Tomas Graves

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A loving portrait of the other Majorca, and of a life there revolving around music and manana, that is as paradaisical as could be -- a book to savour, perfect for escaping those crowded beaches. 'I've used what's left of my eardrums to describe the culture I was born into, and to contrast it with the British culture I was educated in.'

Tomas Graves was born in and belongs to Mallorca (even if he did go to boarding school in England as a teenager). His father, the great love poet Robert Graves, famously ended up in the beautiful Mediterranean island pretty much by accident, but it is the happiest accident of Tomas' life. His love and respect for the special beauties of Mallorcan culture shine on every page of this infectiously happy book.

<B>Hardcover</B> 208 pages (November 1, 2004)

Viva Mallorca!: One Mallorcan Autumn ~ Peter Kerr

More Details"Winter spring" finds Peter, under the sharp eye of his long-suffering wife Ellie, struggling to shake off the relaxed Spanish tranquiloness that he has now mastered all too well. Old friendships have been established and new ones are found as the Kerrs are introduced to Mallorca's champagne-swilling filthy rich set and their eyes are opened by just how the other half lives. Mosquito-repellant vinegar baths, delicious Mallorcan food and with background support from dogs, donkeys, geckos, parrots and canaries, this is an autumn such as they've never known.

Summersdale Publishers Paperback - (April 22, 2004)

A Mishap in Majorca ~ David Shepherd

More Details Detective-Inspector Raynes is persuaded to take a much-needed holiday and travels to Majorca with his infinitely corruptable friend, Mrs. Debbie May. For rest and refreshment, the Hotel Aphrodite in Puerto de Pollensa seems the ideal place - with the traditional ingredients of sun. sex and sangria being enjoyed to the full. But soon the idyll is shattered by a brutal murder on Seahorse Island, during a cruise on the pirate ship - the Jolly Rioja. 

A must-read for all those who travel to Marjorca - although the Spanish farmhouse night is definitely to be avoided! No wonder these stories have been described as 'Agatha Christie with a hefty dose of testosterone!' Well written, carefully constructed and as always with a few subtle digs at other detective writers, the plots have been described as 'the apotheosis of the red herring!' Ideal holiday reading.

Meadowside Publications; 1st Edition edition (Nov 2000)

A Maze of Murders ~Roderic Jeffries

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A drinking binge aboard a boat on Mallorca has sinister consequences as Sheard, a young British tourist, finds out when he wakes up with a hangover to discover only his friend Lewis's clothes. Inspector Alvarez eventually (and reluctantly) becomes involved in the investigation.

Allison & Busby
Paperback - 31 May, 1999

Manana Manana ~ Peter Kerr

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Having battled and succumbed to the ma ana pace of rural Mallorca, spring sees Peter Kerr and family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm, Ca's Mayoral. However, even after the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their initiation, Spain has not yet finished with them. Embarrassing subtleties of the language, brushes with the local police, the unfortunate outcome of a drinking session . . . surprises are aplenty to test the resolve, stamina and, perhaps more importantly, the sense of humour of this venturesome (some would say foolhardy) !"migr!" family. Their eccentric and colourful new friends are always on hand to help out - for better or worse - and add spice to this engaging account of tranquilo life from the author of Snowball Oranges. All the charm of Mallorca: where you seldom do today what can be more judiciously put off till ma ana!

Summersdale Publishers
Paperback - 5 July, 2001

Snowball Oranges - One Mallorcan Winter ~ Peter Kerr

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It's the stuff of dreams. A Scottish family give up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of Mallorca. But dreams, as everyone knows, have a nasty habit of not turning out quite as intended. Being greeted by a freak snowstorm is only the first of many surprises and "experiences", and it isn't long before they realise that they have been sold a bit of a lemon of an orange farm by the wily previous owners. However, laughter is the best medicine and a colourful set of Mallorcan neighbours (including an eccentric old goat-herd who eats worm-ridden oranges to improve his sex life) restore the family's faith in human nature and help them adapt to a new and unexpectedly testing life in this deceptively simple idyll of rural Spain. This book is hilarious - read it!

Summersdale Publishers
Paperback - 31 May, 2000

Moving to Majorca ~ Robert F. Burgess

More details Moving to Majorca is the true, humorous story of an American couple who motor scooter 700 miles across Europe one winter in search of the sun. Their quest takes them to the island of Majorca. Moving into a coastal villa with no running water but loads of helpful friends. This book is great fun.

Writers Club Press.
Paperback - May 2000

Problem at Pollensa Bay ~ Agatha Christie

More Details A collection of short stories featuring some of Agatha Christie's best-loved detectives - Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin...All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his, or her, own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there's Poirot, whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Masterpiece ed edition (7 Jul 2003)

Folk Tales of Mallorca ~ David Huelin(Editor)

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This text contains 50 folk tales from "L'Aplec de Rondaise Mallorquines" which was produced to preserve the rapidly disappearing country tales and seafaring legends of Mallorca.

Editorial Moll
Paperback - March 2000

A Woman Unknown ~ Lucia Graves

Read more ...Lucia Graves, daughter of the poet Robert Graves and his wife Beryl, grew up in the beautiful village of Deia on the island of Majorca. Neither Spanish nor Catholic by birth, she nevertheless absorbed the different traditions of Spain and felt the full impact of Franco's dictatorship through the experience of her education. Lucia found herself continually bridging the gaps between Catalan, Spanish and English, as she picked up the patterns and nuances that contain the essence of each culture. Portraying her life as a child watching the hills lit up by bonfires on Good Friday, or, years later, walking through the haunting backstreets of the Jewish quarter of Girona, this is a personal memoir which provides a first-hand account of Catalonia, where Lucia lived and raised a family. It is also a perceptive appraisal of a country burdened by tradition yet coming to terms with political change as the decades moved on.

Virago Press
Paperback - 6 April, 2000