Stay At Home And Discover Portugal With These 5 Amazing Books ♦ Staying at home in self-isolation? Just because you are in self-quarantine, it doesn’t mean that you have to spot discovering the world. Today Secrets From Portugal is going to show that is possible to discover a new country without leaving your couch with 5 amazing books about Portugal.
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
This book is considered Yann Martel’s best work since Life of Pi. Weaving together three different stories set throughout Portugal, decades apart in 1904, 1938, and in the 1980s. Each story tackles the theme of grief and it is interesting to look at grief and how it comes hand-in-hand with loneliness and how both subjects work so well when presented against stories with a strong sense of place.
Walk & Eat Madeira by John and Pat Underwood
This guide from Sunflower Books is designed for short-break walking holidays on Madeira. It suggests 13 walks and two excursions all around the island with restaurant recommendations on route and 26 recipes for local dishes so you can recreate Madeiran dishes at home.
The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago
José Saramago, the Nobel Prize-winning author wrote many novels featuring historic and political events as allegories. In this book, a proof-reader at a publishing house in Lisbon changes a sentence in a historical text and alters the whole course of the 1147 Siege of Lisbon.
Wild Guide Portugal by Edwina Pitcher
From the Wild Guide series, this guide shows you Portugal’s wild side. If you like wild swimming, camping, exploring and outdoor adventures, this guide tells you about the hidden treasures of the better known tourist areas and the lesser-known coastal and mountain regions.
Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Fernando Pessoa was a prolific Portuguese poet and writer famous for his heteronyms. After his death in Lisbon in 1935, a trunk was found containing over 25,000 items, including collections of poems, letters, and journals, from which The Book of Disquiet is a selection.
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