Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | September 25, 2015

    Caitlin Doughty: IMG Caitlin Doughty's Playlist for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    The soundtrack perfectly suited to facing your own mortality. ("My Way," "Wind beneath My Wings," and other popular funeral songs need not apply.)... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list


On Order

New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Travel Writing- General

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Summersdale Travel series:

Manana Manana: One Mallorcan Summer


Manana Manana: One Mallorcan Summer Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Having battled and succumbed to the manana pace of rural Mallorca, spring sees Peter Kerr and his family relaxing into a supposedly simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little 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 humor of this venturesome emigre family. Their eccentric and colorful new friends are always on hand to help out—for better or worse—and add spice to this account of tranquilo life.


A follow-up to "Snowball Oranges", telling how Peter Kerr and his family continued their initiation into Spanish life, and detailing various misadventures with and without new acquaintances.

About the Author

Peter Kerr was born in Lossiemouth, County Moray, but since his early childhood has lived (on and off) in East Lothian.

Having left school, Peter joined the Civil Service as an Executive Officer - but given his flamboyant and dynamic nature, he found the role inhibiting and far too conventional!

In the early '60s Peter moved to London to pursue a career as a professional jazz musician, touring with the Clyde Valley Stompers and recording for producer George Martin (who also produced for The Beatles). Peter, on the clarinet, was the leader of the band.

The Clyde Valley Stompers produced many a successful hit, one of which was the great 'Peter and the Wolf'. The band appeared on several television programs including The Morecambe and Wise show and Thank Your Lucky Stars. Their music was also featured on Radio 2 in Brian Matthews' Saturday Club Easy Beat Music show.

Back in East Lothian in the 1970s Peter became heavily involved in record production. His 'Amazing Grace', produced for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, sold approximately 13 million records.

In the early 80s, Peter and his wife turned to farming, and farmed barley and beef cattle. When the recession hit, they took the bit between their teeth and decided to take their farming skills to Mallorca, where they bought an old farmhouse with an orange farm, mucked in with the locals and set to work.

The couple lived in Mallorca with their two sons for three years. Snowball Oranges, written on their return, hilariously recounts the early days.

Peter Kerr and his wife have now retired from farming and live back in East Lothian.

Books by this Author -

Snowball Oranges

Manana Manana

Viva Mallorca!

Thistle Soup

Product Details

Essays & Travelogues
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
198 x 126 in.

Other books you might like

  1. Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews Used Hardcover $5.50
  2. A Hell of a Dog (Rachel Alexander &... Used Mass Market $3.50
  3. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Reference » General
Travel » Europe » Spain
Travel » Travel Writing » Europe
Travel » Travel Writing » General

Manana Manana: One Mallorcan Summer New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 Backorder
Product details 320 pages Summersdale Publishers - English 9781840241631 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A follow-up to "Snowball Oranges", telling how Peter Kerr and his family continued their initiation into Spanish life, and detailing various misadventures with and without new acquaintances.
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at