Taking The Heat

Taking the Heat

Now you can catch Nick’s Snelling’s hilarious Spain-based memoir on Kindle!

High in the Spanish mountains, life at Casa Desolada is nothing if not fraught. Embattled and bemused, Nick Snelling, ex-soldier, antiques dealer, builder, legal executive, consultant, author, estate agent and equity trader has finally become an ex patriot. A doomed romantic, Nick lurches from the shortest TV career in media history to a disastrous attempt at becoming a wine merchant of fine Riojas. Along the way, he battles sex obsessed English language students, lethal barbecues, the temptation of topless beach beauties, the mysteries of Iberian building and the ultimate peril of a wife ruinously seduced by Spanish shopping. Meanwhile, Nick’s attempts to impose Spanish patriarchal machismo upon his family repeatedly back-fire…

Reviews for Taking The Heat: An Expat Under Pressure in Spain (Summertime 2011)

“A side-splitting account of life in Spain.” The Xpat Magazine, www.thexpat.com

“Casa Desolada is rather a jolly place, despite the author’s attempts to convince us otherwise in this Brysonesque take on the lot of the beleaguered expat.” Theresa O’Shea, Co-author of In the Garlic: Your Informative, Fun Guide to Spain, www.inthegarlic.com

“A hilarious introduction to life in Spain and the disastrous goings-on at Casa Desolada. Recounted by Nick Snelling and wittily illustrated by Margaret Denmark, this book is Just William in long trousers! Do read it.” – Herbert Wise, Director of ‘I Claudius’, ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’, ‘Inspector Morse’, ‘A Touch of Frost’ and others …



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