Just published: new book about people in the Algarve


A very unusual new book about the Algarve has just been published. It’s by the Algarve-based journalist and author Len Port. The book is called People in a Place Apart and it’s available from Amazon as an eBook.

This new non-fiction title focuses on the people of southern Portugal from ancient times right up to the present day. It contains intimate insights into various cultures and individual personalities, including royalty, political heads of state, outstanding warriors on the high seas and in the air, celebrated writers and stars of sports and entertainment. The famous characters included are as diverse as Henry the Navigator and Henry Cooper, Vasco da Gama and George Galloway, the Marquess of Pombal and Paul McCartney.

The early chapters deal with people during momentous periods in the Algarve’s history, from the first Phoenician explorers and the Moorish occupation to nationhood and the Age of Discovery. The later chapters consider the movers and shakers from the Swinging Sixties to our troubled times right now
While much of People in a Place Apart is about the famous and influential, parts of it dwell on villains and victims, as well as infamous murders and mysteries. The notorious trial of Michael Cook and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are included.

A print edition of the book may become available later in the year, but for now it is only available as an eBook that can be read on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices.

If you haven’t got a Kindle, you can get a peek into the book on your computer. Just type the title - People in a Place Apart – into the search box of any amazon site.

When you see the front cover of the book, click on to it. Then you’ll see an invitation to ‘Look Inside’. Click on that. There it is!