Born and bred in Loulé, the politician draws from his experience and offers the reader various perspectives on the region – talking of both his love and his disillusionment concerning the development of the Algarve during his lifetime. “Algarve Amargo e Doce is a courageous book and a cry of revolt – a break away from the greedy logic that seems to be evident in this land,” he said.
The preface for the book has been written by celebrated political TV commentator, Marcelo
Around 200 guests attended the party that took place in the grounds of Loulé castle. The evening also included a live performance of Arabic music and the cutting of a giant birthday cake.