A Long Walk in the High Hills : The Story of a House, a Dog and a Spanish Island, Hardback

A Long Walk in the High Hills : The Story of a House, a Dog and a Spanish Island Hardback

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At the peak of her fast-paced career as a news presenter and interviewer Selina Scott bought a house in the Tramuntana hills of Mallorca.

It was a ramshackle old farmhouse without even mains electricity, but the beauty and peace of the surroundings promised an idyllic escape from her high-pressure job.

After several years of commuting between continents she decided to settle there and spend time renovating the house properly.

Along the way a new rhythm and peaceful way of life would surely emerge?

It was then that the adventure really began. In this funny, elegantly written account of her Spanish years Selina tells us about the house that captured her heart, the neighbours that became friends, and those that didn't, the hills and wildlife that enchanted her, the building work that nearly broke her and, crucially, the dog that found her, and changed every single one of her best laid plans!

This title presents an uplifting story of escape, change and friendship.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780091914462



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A very well written account of her purchase of a run-down house on Majorca,her battles to improve it, her relationships with locals and battles to improve animal welfare locally. The latter culminates in her adopting a dog and the book ends leaving you wanting to know more and life with her dog.