Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes is a real-life collection of anecdotes and events that charts the author journey from moving from the heat of Somalia to the cold of a house with no heating, no address and a suspect septic tank one winter in Jelsa, to a settled life running the island’s most popular English-language portal Total Hvar.
“Hvar is a fantastic island, and I thought it would be interesting for people to read a little more about real life here, through the eyes of a naive foreigner who bought a house here without knowing anything about Hvar.
“The book is intended for locals and tourists alike, and is a humorous look at life away from the beaches and nightlife, as I have experienced it. Dealing with the local property mafia, a late night meeting with a wild boar, developing an unhealthy relationship with vegetables, learning more than I needed to about olives, that kind of thing. I think it will appeal to anyone with an interest in Dalmatia, and I hope the book reflects the warmth and love I have for my adopted home.”