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Pereira Maintains, By Antonio Tabucchi, trans. Patrick Creagh

Antonio Tabucchi's novel of a quiet Lisbon man's political awakening amid the rise of fascism in Europe was first published in Italy in 1994 and became a bestseller, perhaps because of the humility of its protagonist. Patrick Creagh translated it into English under the title Pereira Declares, and it has now been published in the UK for the first time under its current title.

The Piano Cemetery, By José Luís Peixoto

A decidedly off-key family saga

Muted media interest masks Iberian team's quiet optimism

View from Spain

Cruises: the ultimate holiday?

Why are holidays afloat such a success story for the travel industry? Because you unpack, sit back and see the world, says Simon Calder

View from Portugal: Strike adds to plunging confidence

Tired of paying the price for the country's financial troubles, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese workers walked out on strike yesterday in protest against government plans to raise taxes, freeze pensions and cut public sector salaries. Factories halted production, trains sat idle, schools closed and air traffic was grounded at Lisbon's airport in Portugal's largest general strike for 22 years.

General strike in Portugal over austerity measures

Portugal's biggest unions went on their first joint general strike since 1988 today, hoping to weaken the Socialist government's resolve on implementing austerity measures meant to tackle a debt crisis.

WIN! A two-night break for two in Lisbon

We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a two-night break for two in Lisbon, Portugal.

Nani apologises to furious Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal winger Nani apologised to team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for denying the Real Madrid star a memorable goal in their side's 4-0 friendly mauling of world champions Spain.

Trail of the unexpected: Lisbon

Portugal's undulating capital can be tiring to explore – but not in a 4x4. Will Hawkes enjoys the ride

China silent about Portugual's debt

President Hu Jintao remained silent on China's stance on Portuguese debt yesterday, dashing hopes of a promise to invest in the southern European country's bonds.

The Hedonist: Lisbon

What to see and where to be seen

Portugal: At large on the Grande Lago

Even at its busiest, the biggest man-made lake in Europe offers plenty of tranquility on a Portuguese boating holiday.
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