The Daily Mirror – 21 July 2006
Discomfort was not something Tim Parfitt ever had to endure during his 10-year stay in Madrid. A Load of Bull is more a love letter to the city than a guide, and entertainingly charts an ex-pat’s experience of the glamorous side of the city. As an employee of Spanish Vogue, Parfitt moved in a glittering social scene, rubbing shoulders with everyone from Pedro Almodovar to Penelope Cruz. He brilliantly captures a truly eccentric and hedonistic place, where five hour lunches are the norm and sleep was something you only ever did at work. And then there were the women!