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The year before José Saramago's untimely death in June was among the most prolific of his intensely active literary life. The Portuguese Nobel laureate was "supposed to have died" from organ failure 18 months earlier, and this book is dedicated to his wife: "To Pilar, who wouldn't let me die". It is the most folkloric – fairy-tale rather than whimsical – of the output won by cheating death. Typically, the other books are each in a different genre: Small Memories is a childhood memoir; A Notebook is a blog of sorts; and Cain, yet to appear in English, the kind of legendary novel in which Saramago has specialised, alternating angry with celebratory passions.

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Nystrom makes the early running in Portugal

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Ronaldo has world at his feet – for now

The world's most expensive footballer casts a giant shadow in Portugal in the run-up to the World Cup, where he will captain the national side, but shoppers yesterday in a Lisbon mall looked generally unimpressed at the new 30ft statue of the £80m man.

Football fan extradited to Portugal

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Football fan Garry Mann extradited to serve jail sentence

England football fan Garry Mann was extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence for hooliganism.

England fan extradited to Portugal to serve jail term

An England football fan who was convicted after a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament will be extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence.

Football fan Garry Mann to be extradited tomorrow

England football fan Garry Mann will be extradited to Portugal tomorrow to serve a two-year jail sentence.

Portugal to enforce stricter unemployment benefits

Big cutbacks in the benefit entitlements of Portugal's army of unemployed are among austerity measures that Prime Minister Jose Socrates vowed yesterday to accelerate as a signal to financial markets that his government is serious about tackling the nation's debt.

Babel off as Liverpool pay the penalty

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