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The Portuguese House

The Portuguese House

Author(s): Pamela D Holloway

Location(s): Goa

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present day

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After being badly let down by her husband, writer Liz O’Malley takes a holiday in Goa, in India. To her surprise she falls in love with the place, the people and an old, somewhat derelict, Portuguese house. To her sister’s equal surprise she buys the house and employs local people to return it to its former impressive glory.

At a social event she meets the widowed British Ambassador and there is a definite frisson. The beginning of a romance is shattered when one of his two sons is taken ill. The situation is further complicated when the Ambassador moves to Paris, and a wealthy German divorcee targets him for her next marriage.

Meanwhile Liz is offered a book tour of the United States and has further adventures there, accompanied by an extremely lively P.R. from her publishing house. But will it be possible for her romance to be re-kindled, and will she find happiness in her new home in the Portuguese house?

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3.75* Liz O’Malley is a well known writer and has won both the Booker and Whitbread Prizes in the past. Her husband, it transpires, has been cheating on her and he leaves the relationship...

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