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Portugal by Martha De La Cal (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1988
Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004109732]
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Description: From the cover: “In spite of its relatively small size, Portugal could be several different countries in one. It has a popular and attractive coast, an undiscovered, sparsely populated hinterland and modern European cities that contrast with the many typically Portuguese and medieval towns. In this comprehensive and practical guide, Martha de la Cal, who has lived and worked in Portugal for many years, gives a real insider’s view of the country and its people.
• A fascinating and vivid account of Portugal’s history, art and architecture and also a revealing look at Portugal today.
• The gazetteer covers the whole country in detail and in doing so opens up such previously ignored areas as the beautiful and mountainous north and the historic central region of Estremadura.
• Personal recommendations throughout for hotels, including pousadas, to suit all budgets and for restaurants that serve local and regional specialities and authentic Portuguese food.
• Useful advice on such matters as language, customs and courtesies, transport, shopping and handicrafts, plus many more.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Collins Independent Travellers Guide series. 347 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22