A Cottage in Portugal Kindle ß A Cottage Epub /

A Cottage in Portugal Kindle ß A Cottage Epub /

A Cottage in Portugal ☀ A Cottage in Portugal PDF / Epub ✍ Author Richard Hewitt – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Uma história verdadeira ue relata as alegrias e as frustrações de um casal de americanos a viver em PortugalPara escapar ao inverno rigoroso da Nova Inglaterra Richard e Barbara Hewitt decidem comp Uma história verdadeira ue relata as alegrias e as frustrações de um casal de americanos a viver em PortugalPara escapar ao inverno rigoroso da Nova Inglaterra Richard e Barbara Hewitt decidem comprar uma casa com anos situada numa aldeia minúscula nos arredores de Lisboa Assim começam as aventuras e as desventuras do A Cottage Epub / casal Em breve descobrem ue a sua pitoresca casa de sonho é não apenas estruturalmente frágil como não possui nenhuma das condições básicas de conforto Por outro lado o contacto com a população local revela se freuentemente desconcertante António o auto proclamado mestre pedreiro e carpinteiro mostra se exímio na arte de arranjar desculpas para faltar ao trabalho e Alberto o electricista desempenha as suas funções de uma forma extremamente sui generis isto é por tentativa e erroServido por um humor irresistível e afinal por uma ternura muitas vezes tocante pelas coisas portuguesas Uma casa em Portugal irá certamente deliciar o leitor As considerações de Richard Hewitt sobre a «lógica singular» do estilo de vida português surgem impregnadas dessa frescura ue é apanágio dos observadores estrangeiros capazes de se espantarem com um sem número de idiossincrasias e peculiaridades ue nos passam despercebidas.


10 thoughts on “A Cottage in Portugal

  1. Linda Linda says:

    Reading this book would stop anyone from renovating a wreck of a house especially in a foreign country I’m not sure moving to a place where you want to change the culture is wise but it is fun to read about


  2. Ricardo Ribeiro Ricardo Ribeiro says:

    I went through the first dozen pages of the book but as I flipped the pages I just couldn't believe it the author is stereotype of the negative US American as seen by the rest of the world full of prejudice unable to cope with the slightest difference from what he's used to back home But this is not all I mean there is absolutely nothing good there It's factually misinformed his perception of the surrounding world is something hilarious at whatever topic he goes he gets it all wrong I got a Portuguese edition so the wording is not exactly as follows butno Mr Author people in Sintra don't go to sleep at 9 PM NOBODY in Portugal does that not these days I've been around for 50 years I know hundreds of persons definitely thousands if I look back in time a handful of those from Sintra and guess what never met a single Portuguese who goes to sleep at 9 PM This is the kind of basic mistakes the reader will find in the book A Portuguese reader will only be upset A foreigner will plainly be misledI found it specially sad when I read something like there is a new guesthouse but it's not State owned Hold on Rick did you think for a moment you were in Cuba I have news for you as far as I know there isn't a single State owned hotel or guesthouse so I guess it's kind of impossible for that Portuguese person to have said it to you Referring to the old decrepit hotel where he allegedly stayed in his first night it was damp and cold and missing all the comodities and in the context this means like it was obvious of course because he was not back home like back home crappy motels doesn't exist Well this goes on and on I can't see how it can improve later in the book It's just horrible shocking annoying And this in not an opinion from a Portuguese I feel like a citizen of the world I've been all around the world over and over and I know when I see someone whose forging stories there are too many falsities in the pages I read to credit whatever is written in the book and writing out of sheer ignorance this is the case of the author here I have shivers thinking that people can read him and believe what he writes well it's just too sadBy the way comparing Peter Mayles to this is totally aggravating to Peter


  3. Mark Mark says:

    Another of those expatriated American I left it all to buildbuy a little shack in ProvenceTuscanyNormandy genre books This one takes place in Portugal The usual matriculated local laborers help a couple restore an old dilapidated middle of nowhere always a stunning little nowhere shackmansionfarmhousetool shed This one isn't any different except for the location Maybe a little because the expatriated American always sees fit somehow to impose his vision of democracy upon the natives as well Perhaps in this case it's not so bad the village bureaucracy is stagnant entrenched and oblivious to the need of its constituency Such factors always get labeled as communists which has some basis in truth maybe because I once read the Servants of the People they have running water but we the people do not was applicable to almost anyplace behind the tired iron curtain of the USSR And so American guy comes improves on the local economy and leaves his legacy and lesson in democracy behind Bad idea after working toiling nearly a year to make the ramshackle palace habitable they turn around and flip it Duh Duh Not a satisfying conclusion You want to hear they stuck around They do of course but in a place they got from the profits Up the hill Tres bourguois Tres picayune Oopsadaisy


  4. Bea Bea says:

    Someday I think I would like to live for a time in another country so I choose this book to explore that idea Although it reads like a novel than non fiction and was a pleasant fun read I have decided that Portugal is not the country for me I would like to live in and be part of a small community but the many frustrating episodes of life in Portugal that Mr Hewill describes would have me escaping to someplace else long before I had time to assimilate I did enjoy his way of writing about his experiences and would like to read something else by this author If you like adventure or are interested in life in other countries I recommend this book Heck if you like a good story you'd probably like this too Characters abound in this book


  5. Sheri Sheri says:

    This is somewhat like Under the Tuscan Sun but not as dreamy I enjoy books that let me view another life style This would be one of those books It's a uick simple read which is nice There are parts that maybe go on a bit long such as some of the daily repair issues but it doesn't ruin the book It actually brought up different points to consider when purchasing a property in another country Maybe don't jump before before checking all aspects of purchasing elsewhere This is definitely not a book I'd put in my top 10 but it also isn't a book that I wonder why I read So when you have the time and need to escape have a look


  6. Carmen Carmen says:

    Richard and his wife have traveled to Portugal They decide to leave New England and move to Portugal Everyone thinks that they are crazy Somewhere about the third week Richard and Barbara think so also But they don't give up They find a wreck of a house that needs renovation They purchase it takes almost a whole year for it to be legal they renovate it And then they sell it Some of the construction workers come to life through his descriptions but I was missing how they have changed from this experience and so forth


  7. Jess Van Dyne-Evans Jess Van Dyne-Evans says:

    This followed along the lines of other starting over in a foreign country books A Year In Provence Under The Tuscan Sun etc but was a little gritty and people orientated Lovely imagery and good stories


  8. Terri Terri says:

    This book is very much like Under the Tuscan Sun but it is set in Portugal It is an easy read and somewhat entertaining It lets you get a glimpse of Portuguese life in a small town 20 years or so ago


  9. B B says:

    921 Hewitt A couple tell of their ups and downs of renovating an old cottage in a little poor Portuguese town Nice stories


  10. Kristin Kristin says:

    Absolutely delightful Especially for someone who spent over a year living in Portugal A complete treat to read


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10 thoughts on “A Cottage in Portugal

  1. Linda Linda says:

    Reading this book would stop anyone from renovating a wreck of a house especially in a foreign country I’m not sure moving to a place where you want to change the culture is wise but it is fun to read about

  2. Ricardo Ribeiro Ricardo Ribeiro says:

    I went through the first dozen pages of the book but as I flipped the pages I just couldn't believe it the author is stereotype of the negative US American as seen by the rest of the world full of prejudice unable to cope with the slightest difference from what he's used to back home But this is not all I mean there is absolutely nothing good there It's factually misinformed his perception of the surrounding world is something hilarious at whatever topic he goes he gets it all wrong I got a Portuguese edition so the wording is not exactly as follows butno Mr Author people in Sintra don't go to sleep at 9 PM NOBODY in Portugal does that not these days I've been around for 50 years I know hundreds of persons definitely thousands if I look back in time a handful of those from Sintra and guess what never met a single Portuguese who goes to sleep at 9 PM This is the kind of basic mistakes the reader will find in the book A Portuguese reader will only be upset A foreigner will plainly be misledI found it specially sad when I read something like there is a new guesthouse but it's not State owned Hold on Rick did you think for a moment you were in Cuba I have news for you as far as I know there isn't a single State owned hotel or guesthouse so I guess it's kind of impossible for that Portuguese person to have said it to you Referring to the old decrepit hotel where he allegedly stayed in his first night it was damp and cold and missing all the comodities and in the context this means like it was obvious of course because he was not back home like back home crappy motels doesn't exist Well this goes on and on I can't see how it can improve later in the book It's just horrible shocking annoying And this in not an opinion from a Portuguese I feel like a citizen of the world I've been all around the world over and over and I know when I see someone whose forging stories there are too many falsities in the pages I read to credit whatever is written in the book and writing out of sheer ignorance this is the case of the author here I have shivers thinking that people can read him and believe what he writes well it's just too sadBy the way comparing Peter Mayles to this is totally aggravating to Peter

  3. Mark Mark says:

    Another of those expatriated American I left it all to buildbuy a little shack in ProvenceTuscanyNormandy genre books This one takes place in Portugal The usual matriculated local laborers help a couple restore an old dilapidated middle of nowhere always a stunning little nowhere shackmansionfarmhousetool shed This one isn't any different except for the location Maybe a little because the expatriated American always sees fit somehow to impose his vision of democracy upon the natives as well Perhaps in this case it's not so bad the village bureaucracy is stagnant entrenched and oblivious to the need of its constituency Such factors always get labeled as communists which has some basis in truth maybe because I once read the Servants of the People they have running water but we the people do not was applicable to almost anyplace behind the tired iron curtain of the USSR And so American guy comes improves on the local economy and leaves his legacy and lesson in democracy behind Bad idea after working toiling nearly a year to make the ramshackle palace habitable they turn around and flip it Duh Duh Not a satisfying conclusion You want to hear they stuck around They do of course but in a place they got from the profits Up the hill Tres bourguois Tres picayune Oopsadaisy

  4. Bea Bea says:

    Someday I think I would like to live for a time in another country so I choose this book to explore that idea Although it reads like a novel than non fiction and was a pleasant fun read I have decided that Portugal is not the country for me I would like to live in and be part of a small community but the many frustrating episodes of life in Portugal that Mr Hewill describes would have me escaping to someplace else long before I had time to assimilate I did enjoy his way of writing about his experiences and would like to read something else by this author If you like adventure or are interested in life in other countries I recommend this book Heck if you like a good story you'd probably like this too Characters abound in this book

  5. Sheri Sheri says:

    This is somewhat like Under the Tuscan Sun but not as dreamy I enjoy books that let me view another life style This would be one of those books It's a uick simple read which is nice There are parts that maybe go on a bit long such as some of the daily repair issues but it doesn't ruin the book It actually brought up different points to consider when purchasing a property in another country Maybe don't jump before before checking all aspects of purchasing elsewhere This is definitely not a book I'd put in my top 10 but it also isn't a book that I wonder why I read So when you have the time and need to escape have a look

  6. Carmen Carmen says:

    Richard and his wife have traveled to Portugal They decide to leave New England and move to Portugal Everyone thinks that they are crazy Somewhere about the third week Richard and Barbara think so also But they don't give up They find a wreck of a house that needs renovation They purchase it takes almost a whole year for it to be legal they renovate it And then they sell it Some of the construction workers come to life through his descriptions but I was missing how they have changed from this experience and so forth

  7. Jess Van Dyne-Evans Jess Van Dyne-Evans says:

    This followed along the lines of other starting over in a foreign country books A Year In Provence Under The Tuscan Sun etc but was a little gritty and people orientated Lovely imagery and good stories

  8. Terri Terri says:

    This book is very much like Under the Tuscan Sun but it is set in Portugal It is an easy read and somewhat entertaining It lets you get a glimpse of Portuguese life in a small town 20 years or so ago

  9. B B says:

    921 Hewitt A couple tell of their ups and downs of renovating an old cottage in a little poor Portuguese town Nice stories

  10. Kristin Kristin says:

    Absolutely delightful Especially for someone who spent over a year living in Portugal A complete treat to read

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