Two writers will be reading at A Lura dos Livros at 7:30pm, on Monday 3rd December 2012. I have already publicised Chris Keil, in a previous post. Chris will be reading from his third novel “Flirting at the Funeral”.
The second writer is Jenny Grainer, who will be reading from her book “Portugal and the Algarve, Then and Now”.
About the Author
Jenny Grainer was born in Portsmouth, England. She spent much of her early life on the Island of Malta where her father, an officer in the Royal Navy was based. Jenny had a brief career in the theatre before marrying her first husband the Australian Ron Grainer who composed such famous theme tunes as Dr. Who, Steptoe and Son, Maigret, Tales of the Unexpected and the original theme for The Prisoner. They had a son Damian and moved to live in the Algarve in 1968 when it was unknown territory, barely accessible, but a Garden of Eden for those who discovered it.
Over the many years she has lived here, Jenny has seen the changes that have occurred in the Algarve and throughout Portugal. She began life here under the dictatorship of President Salazar, lived through a revolution and saw a nation emerge from fear and poverty into a democracy with freedom of speech.
This collection of stories, are the memories of Jenny’s life, and an authentic version of Portugal’s growth and change as seen through the eyes of an English woman. The reader will be shocked, surprised, amused and charmed by her version of events.
Her book “Portugal and the Algarve, Then and Now” has received good reviews. The Algarve Resident said “Jenny’s book is a must read”. The Portugal news said “Its required reading”. Copies of both writers books will be available at the bookshop in Tavira.
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