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Last Old Place: Search Through Portugal

Proper, Datus

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ISBN 10: 0671782266 / ISBN 13: 9780671782269
Published by Simon & Schuster
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Title: Last Old Place: Search Through Portugal

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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In a captivating ramble through what is destined to become this year's Provence, this leisurely explorer's eloquent and entertaining account of an erstwhile empire--which is today a refreshing refuge from the clamor and jostle of contemporay life--chronicles the adventures of two aging gentlemen, roaming the country in search of heroes, trout, green wine, and real bread. Line drawings.

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A former American diplomat, linguist and ardent fly fisherman, Proper ( What the Trout Said ) combines a travel journal, rich in astute, witty commentaries on Portugal and its people, with self-revealing personal recollections. The route selected by the author and his 77-year-old Portuguese companion took them, on foot and by car, from Lisbon and the southern port of Sagres, from which Prince Henry the Navigator launched western expansion, to the northern Douro Valley, famed for its port wine. With a sure, deft touch, Proper evokes the essence of places as different as the walled city of Evora, replete with Roman-Moorish-Christian grandeur, and the inviting countryside, where they paused to sample savory fare and test the trout streams. The book offers an engaging portrait of a small country "top-heavy with history" and its hospitable though in many cases impoverished people. Illustrations.
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