Alentejo Magic by Gillian Hiscott

Alentejo Magic

byGillian Hiscott

Kobo ebook | April 4, 2013

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It is usual on holiday to relax on the beach; eat at a restaurant; maybe stroll around a little town - but this, it seems, isn't enough for some people.   Here is the amusing and true story of entrepreneurs Roy and Gillian Hiscott, who went on a cheap deal holiday week on the Algarve and bought an old Primary School in the Alentejo Hills. Follow the path of this unusual transaction from the first stages of purchase through to the final renovation,  together with all triumphs and frustrations.   Feel as bemused as they did as they are aided by a couple chancing by in a camper van from their home town of Plymouth in Devon, whose lives were struck by a tragedy leading to the largest scale murder investigation Plymouth had known in recent years.

The story, which includes many tips for anyone wishing to buy abroad  is written with much skill and humour by Gillian,  a professional playwright with a Masters degree in scriptwriting, with five published plays, a novel and two other travel books to her name.    Let her take you on their real life adventure in a beautiful country where the sun shines and the hoopoe calls from the tree outside the beautiful art deco building they rescued from decay - now a holiday let property.

Purchase and review this book and enter a draw for a week's accommodation at the school in the beautiful Alentejo hills, Portugal.  For details go to website
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When I read the book you wrote Gill, the surrounding got a complete other dimension for me. I went back in time.
I can imagine you get so affected to this area. I was emotional when I had to leave Sambro.
Thank you for let us be in your property. Every day I have a moment I must think of Sambro.
Sorry for my bad english writing!
Sincerly greetings
Yvonne de Jong

Title:Alentejo MagicFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:Seventh Wave PublicationsLanguage:English

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