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The City and the Mountains

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Born in Paris, Jacinto is the heir to a vast estate in Portugal which he has never visited. He mixes with the crème de la crème of Paris society, but is monumentally bored. And then he receives a letter from his estate manager saying that they plan to move the bones of his ancestors to the newly renovated chapel - would he like to be there? With great trepidation, Jacinto sets off with his best friend, the narrator, on the mammoth train journey through France and Spain to Portugal. What they discover in the simple country life will upend their own lives deliciously....


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Hardback Editions

August 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: City and the Mountains (Aspects of Portugal)
Author(s): Jose Maria De Eca De Queiros
ISBN: 1-85754-102-2 / 978-1-85754-102-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The City and the Mountains (New Directions Books)
Author(s): Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
ISBN: 0-8112-1701-9 / 978-0-8112-1701-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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September 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The City and the Mountains
Author(s): Eca de Queiros
ISBN: 1-903517-71-0 / 978-1-903517-71-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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