Christmas Book Signing - 6th December, 2012

In case you hadn’t noticed - Christmas is approaching fast and ideas for presents to give are on everyone’s mind.

Reading material is always a safe bet and if you love the Algarve, then Jenny Grainer’s book ‘Portugal and the Algarve NOW and THEN’ about her many years in Portugal is a must to put on your list.

Jenny and her husband the composer Ron Grainer, theme tune writer of such TV classics as ‘Dr Who’ and ‘Steptoe and Son’ came to live in Albufeira when it was no more than a pretty fishing village and the dictator Salazar ruled the country. Her charming stories of the local people she met, the famous stars who walked the streets unrecognised and the customs of living during that time give a fascinating insight to the recent history of the country and particularly its most southern tip.

Live through the 1974 revolution with her and the rapid changes after as a poor and uneducated country was dragged into the 21st century. Share some of her amusing experiences as well as the sad and shocking ones and the many challenges the people of those days underwent to emerge as the modern, but still beautiful Algarve of today.

Jenny will be presenting her book at ‘The Holiday Inn Algarve’ in Armaçao de Pera on Thursday 6th of December from 4.30pm.

Portugal and the Algarve NOW and THEN’ is also available in e format from Kindle on


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