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Moving new novel inspired by true storyBest-selling author and Algarve resident L.A. Furtado is set to release her exciting fifth book Pop Rock Cop next month (April 9, 2018). After the success of her first novel, Her Apparitions from the Human Longings series, Furtado has once again written an intriguing story based on the true-life adventures of a Portuguese-Canadian heroine. Pop Rock Cop is about how Amalia, a talented young performer of Portuguese and Canadian descent, dealt with and overcame significant adversity that threatened to end her music career – and life.

zimmlerRichard Zimler is a luso-american author, living in Portugal for many years. His bestseller, ‘Último Cabalista de Lisboa’, is followed by his outstanding book, ‘Seventh Gate.’
Remember that when the Catholic monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, in Spain let the Church kill a hundred thousand jews, with many more fleing to Morocco and Portugal.

thedonaldMike Wolff's book Fire and Fury (Little, Brown and Co.) is a detailed document that in Northern Europe would start a process that within a month would see the author or Mr. Trump, in prison, write Jack Soifer.
There were more than 200 interviews with Trump and his advisors, an analysis of his friends' past, the reason for the unexpected victory and the TV show that he loves to host. All recorded, Wolff quotes ipsis literis what was said.

Rainbow Street - understanding that all families are differentNick Rolfe's teenage transgender daughter has been living as her true self for over a year now, but Nick found it a struggle to explain the concept of transgender to her younger 5-year-old daughter, so created Rainbow Street.

Rainbow Street is a series of 7 books aimed at 4 to 6 year old children, using colourful pictures of animals to tell stories of gender identity. They all share the common theme of acceptance and could equally be used at home and in school to discuss all forms of difference and diversity. The aim is to make gender diversity no big deal and no different to accepting and respecting ethnic diversity, religious diversity and forms of neurodiversity. Stories in the series cover topics ranging from gender identity and adoption by same-sex parents, through to single fatherhood and it being ok to live alone in old age.

Caught in a Trap a new book by Trevor BurtonBrian Hampson is an Elvis impersonator, one of the best in the business, and currently the warm up act to Streetsound, an up and coming rock band. Brian’s narrowboat is moored at Castlefield basin in Manchester. He awakes one morning after a gig to find Jake Bosson the bass player, dead on the back of the boat. A passing lady jogger sees the body and screams, before running off to return a minute later with a traffic warden she has mistaken for policeman. The police are called and all are interviewed but released. The police return later to question Brian (Elvis) again, however the boat and Elvis have disappeared.

books'A Pilgrim’s Guide to Fatima and the Surrounding Area' by Andrew Houseley, published 2017

Before picking up this guide, most people will be aware that Portugal left its mark, influence and sometimes its language on four continents. 

This book furthers a reader’s realisation of the great number of venerable old buildings and monuments which survive today in just one part of central Portugal and introduces that reader to the array of holy sites, both humble and grand, which are esteemed by native inhabitants and visitors.

booksThe newest release of the internationally acclaimed Eat Smart culinary guidebook series is about Portugal and has obviously been written by two people who love the country and its food. From Michelin-rated restaurants to country-style home-cooking, and all the many offerings in between, all are given equal treatment and respect.

Sometimes when we travel to new places it is good to ask friends if they have been to our intended destination, and if they have any tips or recommendations for the basic requirements - shelter, nourishment and transport. Well, you can all relax, the nourishment part of your journey has been well taken care of, and the authors will become your friends. They want you to discover the food of Portugal for yourself, with the help of this guide, and for you to have your own tasting adventure.

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