Bananas About La Palma

by David M. Addison



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/1/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781434372321
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781434372338
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467895972

About the Book

With a song for every occasion, the author embarks on another adventure, this time to La Palma in the Canary Islands.  

Having learnt from previous encounters that neighbours are not conducive to good holidays, he elects this time to stay in a remote country cottage.   If he imagined this would avoid encountering irritating people and ensure a trouble-free, idyllic, romantic holiday with his long-suffering wife, he was sadly mistaken.  His gift for putting his foot in it, as usual, results in a series of tight scrapes, excruciatingly embarrassing for him, but which provides the reader with a vicarious sense of pleasure, not to mention Schadenfreude, appropriately enough, for Germans seem to cross the writer’s path with amazing regularity.

Follow in the author’s footsteps, let him be your guide as he explores every aspect of this island, which, he concludes, is one of the most spectacular he has ever visited, yet one of the least visited in the Canarian archipelago.  Along the way, seen from his personal and offbeat perspective, he will undoubtedly inform you, certainly entertain you and hopefully persuade you - you must visit this island before you die.

But before he dies, the author considers some possible solutions before staring eternity in the face…

About the Author

Born in Banff, once the county town of Banffshire, but now relegated to just another town in Aberdeenshire, this is David M. Addison’s fourth book.   Going into similar decline himself, he was offered early retirement from teaching and since then has found a new lease in life by spending his lump sum and pension by travelling. At his wife’s suggestion, he only began writing about his experiences relatively recently, a suggestion she has regretted ever since, since it resulted in her too being reduced in status from married woman to writer’s widow.

He has two married children, three grandchildren and lives in Falkirk.

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