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Captains of the Sands

Captains of the Sands

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia. They call themselves ‘Captains of the Sands’, a gang of orphans and runaways who live by...

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Deception!

Deception!

Author(s): Elizabeth Ducie

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

“Brazil really comes to life with a trip to Iguazu Falls, the Mardi Gras and the yachts on the marina…” says book reviewer Anne Williams about the book  Athletes fight for no apparent reason. A sprinter disappears – no-one...

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Dreaming Of… Brazil

Dreaming Of… Brazil

Author(s): Maya Blake, Olivia Gates, Susan Stephens

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Hot Latin Nights! Wealthy polo champion Tiago Santos needs a wife, but he won’t be tamed. Danny Cameron is the perfect candidate, practical, poised and understanding of the arrangement. But as their wedding night approaches Danny and Tiago’s may...

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Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes

Author(s): Paulo Coelho

Location(s): Brazil, Geneva

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

Exploration Fawcett. Journey to the Lost City of Z

Exploration Fawcett. Journey to the Lost City of Z

Author(s): Brian Fawcett, Percy Harrison Fawcett

Location(s): Bolivia, Brazil

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1920s

The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In 1925, Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one...

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Flesh and Bone and Water

Flesh and Bone and Water

Author(s): Luiza Sauma

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern looking back

Brazilian-born doctor André Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country, which he left nearly thirty years ago. A letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks, but tells no one...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Ilhéus

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

When Gabriela came to the Brazilian town of Ilhéus, things would never be the same again … In 1925, the town’s cacao plantations are flourishing and progress reigns, but Nacib the Arab’s most desperate worry is that his cook...

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Gringa

Gringa

Author(s): Joe Thomas

Location(s): Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 2013

São Paulo, 2013: a city at an extraordinary moment in its history. Mario Leme, a detective in the civil police, has developed a friendship with a young English investigative journalist, Ellie. When she goes to meet a contact in...

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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

Author(s): Redmond O'Hanlon

Location(s): Brazil, Venezuela

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s

Redmond O’Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why… Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or...

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Leopold’s Assassin

Leopold’s Assassin

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Brussels, Dinard, Guyana, Lima, Paris, Recife, St Malo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Suspense

Era(s): 1902

1902 – It is a cold and rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November in Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Cataldo, an Italian anarchist, has traveled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris. In the Belgian capital he plans to assassinate...

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