The Book

November 2020 – The Sequel is out now!

Living the Quieter Algarve Dream

The sequel to Living the Dream is now on sale. Find out more by clicking the link here to visit my website:

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Amazon Links

The book is now uploaded to Amazon and is available to purchase. Click the link here:

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See what early readers are already saying about this book:

“An engaging and insightful memoir of one couple’s experience of moving from the UK to the Algarve. Alyson brings both of their personalities to the fore in her entertaining and helpful accounts of their journey, from their first holiday in the Algarve through to setting up their own businesses and creating a society for local artists that won her an entrepreneurial award.

Beginning with the agonies of finding and buying the perfect house then having to wait years until they could leave their jobs and make the final move, Alyson relates the challenges and the joys of discovering and becoming integrated into a new culture, getting things done, attempts at growing things and the genuine warmth and generosity of the Portuguese.

She shares her hilarious mistakes with learning Portuguese as well as practical advice for dealing with necessary bureaucracy and other things you need to be aware of before making the move.

If you’re considering relocating to the Algarve, put this book on your reading list.”

Julie Fox – Owner and Founder of Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal and award-winning Portugal blogger.

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For more information, contact the author Alyson Sheldrake:

Free Photo Album

Please enjoy the free photo album that accompanies the book. Click the image below to view the Photo Album online:

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Press Pack and Articles in the Press

You can download the Press Pack here.

You can click the link here to view all of the articles and features on the book, in both the traditional press and online.

If you would like to feature the book in your publication or blog, I would be delighted. Please email me on and I can send you more information.

Algarve Authors

Now a Featured Author on the Algarve Authors website. Click here to find out more.

I hope that you enjoy the book! Don’t forget to add a review on Amazon for me – thank you.