British Community and Family History
One of the most famous writers of English and British interets in Portugal was Rose Macaulay (illustrated). Her two wonderful books (They went to Portugal (1946) and They went to Portugal too (1990)) were written during the war after her London flat had been blitzed. The whole was originally one book, but post-war austerity publishing found the complete work too long, and the second book was published some 32 years after her death. The author goes on to review many other travellers to the Algarve and their reactions in writing, while, at the same time, not forgetting to quote Alexandre Herculano who wrote: In England there is no idiot who does not write a tourist book, nor any prize idiot who does not write one about Portugal. Peter Booker also discusses British people who visiited the Algarve to trade or set up businesses.
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