Last Old Place by Datus Proper
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In a captivating ramble through what is destined to become this year's Provence, this leisurely explorer's eloquent and entertaining account of an erstwhile empire--which is today a refreshing refuge from the clamor and jostle of contemporay life--chronicles the adventures of two aging gentlemen, roaming the country in search of heroes, trout, green wine, and real bread. Line drawings.

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Published March 11, 1993 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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they have time to stop and smell the roses, time to take a good look around.

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A former American diplomat, linguist and ardent fly fisherman, Proper ( What the Trout Said ) combines a travel journal, rich in astute, witty commentaries on Portugal and its people, with self-revealing personal recollections.

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