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Hello! The next book on the list is: Pereira Maintains, by Antonio Tabucchi:

Set in the sweltering summer of 1938 in Portugal, a country under the Fascist shadow of Spain, PEREIRA MAINTAINS tells a tale of reluctant heroism. Dr. Peirera, an editor at a second-rate Lisbon newspaper, wants nothing to do with European politics. He's happy to translate 19th-century French stories. His closest confidante is a photograph of his late wife. All this changes when he meets Francesco Monteiro Rossi, an oddly charismatic young man. Pereira gives Rossi work, and continues to pay him, even after discovering that he is using the money to recruit for the anti-Franco International Brigade. PEREIRA MAINTAINS chronicles Pereira's ascent to consciousness, culminating in a devastating and reckless act of rebellion.

It's been reviewed in the Telegraph, Guardian and Financial Times.

‘Fantastically readable and very thought-provoking’ Bookmunch

There are 10 copies available. Please post in this thread and send me a pm to reserve your copy. BGO subscribers and UK/Europe addresses only, please.

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