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Journey to Portugal

(1981)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Crossing his native land from northeast to southwest, the great novelist explores the villages and towns of Portugal and discovers what it is that binds him to his country and his people. Climbing into his aged motor, Jose Saramago's trip across Portugal is a voyage of discovery about his own land. His attention to all he sees is meticulous, whether it be a cobweb-ridden chapel or a grand urban mansion, and each unlocks a thousand memories - of kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints and sinners. What unites his observations is Saramago's distinctive character as a travelling companion: whether genial after a glass of wine and a drive through misty mountains, or tetchy at being greeted in English by an Algarve hotelier, he is invariably delightful and stimulating company.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-100587-7 / 978-0-15-100587-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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January 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Journey To Portugal
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-86046-704-0 / 978-1-86046-704-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
Author(s): Jos\Xe9 Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-600713-4 / 978-0-15-600713-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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December 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Journey to Portugal: A Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture (Panther)
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-86046-872-1 / 978-1-86046-872-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Journey to Portugal: A Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture (Panther)
Author(s): Jose Saramago
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK