Over fifty walks throughout the island from Peguera and Calvia in the southwest to Alcudia and Pollenca in the northeast, including all the principal walking destinations in between. All the classic itineraries plus a few rarities for people who already know the island reasonably well.
Charles gives an overview of the book:
MALLORCA IN THE MIND
"If you’re at your wits end, or think you are, which amounts to the same thing, if you’re dazed and confused by the noise of civilisation and the haste to get someplace where you find you have nothing to do, if busyness has swamped your brain with facts and science blinded you with gimmickry, then follow me to an island where calm reigns, where the men never hurry and the women never age, and even the sun and the moon move at a more leisurely pace."
So begins ‘La Illa de la Calma’, the modernist painter and writer Santiago Rusiñol's Belle Epoque celebration of Mallorca. Perhaps the men move a little faster nowadays and doubtless the women age like everyone else, but the need for respite is more acute than ever and, happily, Rusiñol’s evocation of tranquillity is as true today as it was a century ago, for Mallorca remains a haven of stillness and beauty blessed with a remarkable capacity to enchant.
Charles Davis was born and educated, and has travelled and worked. He now lives and writes. That has always seemed to me to be enough biography for any writer, but being an avid reader, too, I appreciate that curiosity demands a bit more, so . . . .