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By Elisa Drake

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By Dun-Map Inc.

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By Pascal Mercier

Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycée, and lives a existence ruled by means of regimen. in the future, an opportunity come upon with a Portuguese girl conjures up him to query his life—and leads him to a rare e-book that would open the opportunity of altering it. encouraged by means of the phrases of Amadeu de Prado, a physician whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on every person who met him and whose rules led him right into a war of words with Salazar’s dictatorship, Gergorius forums a educate to Lisbon. As Gregorius turns into thinking about unlocking the secret of who Prado used to be, a rare story unfolds.

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By Stuart Maconie

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By Alfred Russel Wallace

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By Richard Surman

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