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Portugal - Further reading

Further reading on Portugal

  • The Portuguese: The Land and its People by Marion Kaplan: This is the best general overview of the country and is very readable.
  • They Went to Portugal by Rose Macaulay'.: A good read which follows the experiences of a whole host of travellers from medieval times to the 19th century.
  • The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões: This epic about Vasco Da Gama's 1497 voyage to India is the cornerstone of classical Portuguese literature.
  • Walking in Portugal by Bethan Davies & Ben Cole: This is an excellent, detailed book of hiking routes.
  • Landscapes of Portugal by Brian & Eileen Andersen: Keen walkers should pack this series which features both car tours and treks in various regions.
  • Ballad of Dog's Beach by José Cardoso Pires: A noteworthy, recent and very compelling 'whodunnit'.
  • Fernando Pessoa & Co: Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa: A collection of work by Portugal's greatest poet.

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