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A published poet at only 16

Year 10 student Carolina Gramacho from the International School of the Algarve, Lagoa, has seen her first volume of poetry published.

At the age of 16, her work was accepted for publication under the title Descomeços by Chiado Editora.

Carolina, who lives in Armação de Pêra, has attended the International School of the Algarve since she was three years old and is now specialising in Languages and Humanities.

She has written for as long as she can remember and has always had literary ambitions. Her biggest inspirations are the great works in the Portuguese language of Luís Vaz de Camões and Fernando Pessoa.

Descomeços is a collection of 40 autobiographical poems, which were presented at the official book launch at Fnac at Algarve Shopping this month.