The Portuguese Witness
John Reidy, author
An elegant saga with storylines across eras and family generations, set with geographical precision in both modern and Roman Portugal. A heartwarming tale of love, tragedy, loss, success, friendships, mystery and love rediscovered for Paulo, the urbane successful architect of modern Portugal. Travel around the cities and towns, vineyards and Atlantic litoral landscapes of Portugal with Paulo and his friends and discover the magical history, culture, cuisine and enology of this both ancient and modern country. Marvel at the extraordinary and wonderfully complicated effect of Claudio Bracarri, a Lusitanian Celt of Roman times on Paulo’s life, an effect compounded by the rediscovery of ancient Roman artefacts and documents, once the property of Claudio and the Treasury of the ancient Roman city of Connimbraga. Written with an easy, comfortable classicism, the novel appeals to the sophisticated reader and traveller.