‘People in a Place Apart’ – Providing fascinating and novel insight about the Algarve!
Being one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations, the sunny Algarve has had hordes of travel guides and books written about it over the years, dedicated to informing discerning travellers of the many treasures the region is blessed with. Now a new book on the Algarve with a difference has been launched, written by Len Port, an Irish journalist and author who has lived on the Algarve for the last 25 years.
The ‘place apart’ reference to the title of the book refers to the Algarve, which, because of its geographical position as the most south-western extremity of mainland Europe, in ancient times the region was steeped in mysticism for being on the ‘very edge of the world’. This ‘mysticism’ has remained an integral part of the Algarve’s history, culture and charm.
‘People in a Place Apart’ explores the remarkable diversity of foreign cultures in the Algarve, as well as focussing on some of the extraordinary individuals who have visited or made the region their home over the years. This unusual slant provides readers with a profounder understanding and absorbing comprehension of this incredible region of southern Portugal.
From famous political figures, royalty, heads of state and warriors, such as Henry Cooper. Vasco da Gama and Henry Cooper, to intimate portrayals of famous contemporary names who have an association with the Algarve, such as Paul McCartney and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Port’s book provides comprehensive insight about a region that has crowed intrigue, excitement and fascination for centuries.
Len Port is a veteran writer, whose articles and books never fail to rouse the imagination, with one fan of Port’s books averring that ‘Len is one of those writers that keeps you hanging on his every word’.
In 2010 the Algarve author launched a book called ‘Fatima’ to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Portugal, which chronicles the events before, during and since the six Fatima apparitions of 1917.
From villains to victims, heroes to enemies, Len Port’s latest book provides a refreshingly novel take on a truly tremendous region of Portugal.
‘People in a Place Apart’ is currently only available as an eBook and can be downloaded to Kindle devices, as well as Kindle apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Blackberry and Android devices.