14Mar

Pedro the Cruel, Pedro the Just, Pedro the Obsessed at a writers’ retreat in Portugal

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The Story of King Pedro and his bride Inez de Castro is indelibly linked with the Portuguese psyche and is a dramatic and tragic tale of intense passion. It really is one of the greatest love stories throughout the history…
14Mar

Greatest Portuguese Writer Submitted This 59 Years Ago!

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‘The Book That Was Lost And Found In Time’ Jose Saramago We all dread receiving the rejection letter but more often than not, before the age of the internet, manuscripts would be lovingly packed up in strong brown envelopes and…
14Mar

Famous Writers Portugal – the writers retreat chooses one – Miguel Torga

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Portrait 1st in a series: Miguel Torga The Portuguese writer Miguel Torga was born in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro a region way up  the northern most point of Portugal  in 1907 but studied medicine at the University of Coimbra, (O…
14Mar

From the Alentejo to Central Portugal in search of the best place in Portugal to write

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Portugal is an extraordinary diverse country balanced right on the very tip of the European  Western peninsula  and has fascinated writers since the beginning of time. It has a spirit which survives despite tremendous hardship and pain. Fado lyrics speak…