Local author releases new book “A New Life in the Algarve, Portugal”

What makes a person decide to move abroad to start a new life? And why do so many people choose the Algarve as their dream destination? “A New Life in the Algarve, Portugal” is a new compilation of life stories released by local author and artist Alyson Sheldrake.

You can read about a whole range of different people who have made the Algarve their home; about the families that moved to live in the Algarve in the early 1970s, before tourism was even an idea.

Find out more about the people who packed up everything they owned to follow their dreams of a new life in the sun.

Funny moments, heartfelt journeys, and real-life modern adventures are all covered in this new and fascinating anthology.

Alyson said: “It was a real privilege to bring this book together and to share the stories of so many fascinating people that have made the Algarve their home. In the pages of this anthology, you can meet local artists, writers, and individuals that have set up amazing charities, innovative magazines, and new companies here. You will discover the life stories behind the owner of an award-winning wine farm, the couple who run a yurt farm, a wedding planner, estate agent, rural retreat owners, therapists, and the Vice-Consul to the British Embassy in Portugal – and many more!”

Alyson will be donating 10% of the revenue from this book to the Associação para Alerta de Incêndio Florestal charity, to support the work of the bombeiros.
“A New Life in the Algarve, Portugal” includes a foreword written by the British Ambassador to Portugal.

About the Author
Alyson Sheldrake was born in Birmingham in 1968. She has always loved art and painting, although she found little time for such pleasures, working full time after graduation. She joined the Devon and Cornwall Police in 1992 and served for 13 years, before leaving to work in the field of education. She became the Director of Education for the Church of England in Devon in 2008.

Once her husband Dave retired from the Police, their long-held dream of living in the sun could become a reality. Alyson handed in her notice, and with her dusty easel and set of acrylic paints packed and ready to move, they started their new adventure living in the Algarve in 2011.

Her first two books in the Algarve Dream Series, entitled ‘Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal’ and the sequel, ‘Living the Quieter Algarve Dream’ were full of useful advice, enjoyable adventures, and hilarious stories of their Algarve life in the sun.

Her latest book, ‘A New Life in the Algarve, Portugal’, is an anthology of life stories of other people who have also made the Algarve their home.

The book is available on Amazon in Paperback, Hardback, Large Print Edition, and eBook version.