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300 Days of Sun

300 Days of Sun

Author(s): Deborah Lawrenson

Location(s): Faro, Lisbon, The Algarve

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Combining the atmosphere of Jess Walters Beautiful Ruins with the intriguing historical backstory of Christina Baker Kline s The Orphan Train, Deborah Lawrenson s mesmerizing novel transports readers to a sunny Portuguese town with a shadowy past where two...

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A Small Death in Lisbon

A Small Death in Lisbon

Author(s): Robert Wilson

Location(s): Berlin, Lisbon

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1940s and 1990s

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Europe, 1941: Lisbon is one of the world’s tensest cities, and as the Nazis and Allies jostle for power, Iberia becomes a fulcrum for the menace that is about to engulf Europe. Klaus Felsen, torn from his Berlin factory...

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Chipset

Chipset

Author(s): Lior Samson

Location(s): Florida, Madeira, Poland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern and WW2

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What could be dangerous about the idyllic, picturesque island of Madeira? Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic, would seem to be a perfect destination for technology journalist Karl Lustig and his wife, Shira Markham. But, Karl, on his...

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Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones

Author(s): Michael Grothaus

Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...

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Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon

Author(s): Pascal Mercier

Location(s): Lisbon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Raimund Gregorius is a Swiss middle-aged teacher of ancient languages in Bern. His routine id disturbed when he has a strange encounter with a Portuguese woman. He learns of the work of Amadeu Prado and is energised into travelling...

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Pereira Maintains

Pereira Maintains

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi

Location(s): Lisbon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1938

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A short novel by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi who died March 2012. Salazar’s government at the time was sympathetic to fascism, in similar vein to Mussolini and Franco. Pereira is a journalist and is asked to set up...

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Tango in Madeira

Tango in Madeira

Author(s): Jim Williams

Location(s): Madeira

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): First quarter 20th Century

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A disillusioned soldier looks for love. An exiled Emperor fears assassination. Agatha Christie takes a holiday. And George Bernard Shaw learns to tango. In the aftermath of World War I, Michael Pinfold a disillusioned ex-soldier tries to rescue his...

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The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal

Author(s): Yann Martel

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Easy 1900s looking forward and back

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In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tom├ís discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that – if it exists – would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he...

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The Return of the Caravels

The Return of the Caravels

Author(s): Antonio Lobo Antunes

Location(s): Lisbon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1974

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The Return of the Caravels is a powerful indictment of Portuguese colonialism and another literary tour de force from the pen of Antonio Lobo Antunes, “the greatest living Portuguese writer” (Vogue). It is set in Lisbon as Portugal’s African...

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The Slave House

The Slave House

Author(s): Charles Lambert

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Novella

Era(s): 1970s

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When Simon, a young gay English teacher, goes to work in southern Portugal, he doesn’t expect to find a country in the aftermath of a peaceful revolution, nor to have an affair with Elaine, a female colleague. As both...

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