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.
Edition 2 - Formatting problems have now been dealt with.
Note from the author:
I’m surprised that some people seem to be expecting a novel when they buy this book. I should like to make it clear that this is a travelogue of a real life catalogue of events and was never intended as anything else. Having seen ex pats come and go, sometimes with alarming speed, I woud not like to be responsible for inspiring people into buying abroad. This is a life change which requires a great deal of thought, planning and soul searching and to jump in with both feet as we did is not really to be recommended. I can only say that many people do enjoy this book - someone took the trouble to seek us out on the map and drive up to see us. I offered them a drink and gave them a signed hard copy of the book, so if you’re in Portugal come on up! Alternatively you may wish to have a holiday at the school or enter our draw to win a free week’s accommodation. Here are the details:
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 http://rareandrural.weebly.com/2013-draw.html
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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!
Yvonne de Jong