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Valdivia S. Beauchamp,American of Portuguese descent, born in Recife, Brazil. Journalist, BS /Uniceub/Brasília. Master’s in Portuguese Literature from New York University,Spanish Medieval Literature at Purdue University.Taught Portuguese and Spanish at both universities;An Honorary Member /Sociedad Nacional Hispánica, Sigma Delta PI; Biography in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, (2000-2001). Publications: "Stigma, Saga for a New World", Publisher Luso Brazilian Books (2004);Portuguese ed.(2003) Edições Bagaço, Recife, Brazil. “Because of Napoleon” Publisher Booksurge (2008); Portuguese ed.(2008)Thesaurus Editora, Brasilia-Brazil; Antologia: "Historias Inesqueciveis" by Oficina do Livro Editora, São Paulo; Member National Association of Writers – ANE,Brazil;Writer for Revista Continente Multicultural, Recife, Brazil. Member International Women Writers Guild ( IWWG ),NYC. Member of REBRA , Escritoras Brasileiras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Member of International Federation of Journalists- IPC Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium. VAL BEAUCHAMP
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439220166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439220160
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,097,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Clarke on February 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
Have you ever wondered where the cork stopper for wine bottles was invented? This and other events in the time of Napolean's conquest of Europe are woven into Val Beauchamp's latest foray into historical fiction. Lucas, the novel's narrator, is a monastery-trained peasant from Portgal's wine country. In his old age, he is asked to write the story of his rise from lowly grape grower to intimate confidant of Portugal's last absolute monarch, Dom Joao. Writing in English, his fourth language after Portguese, Spanish, and French, the political intrigues and the juxtaposition of language make for some merrily ironic moments. In a world made grim by power grabs and religious fanaticism, Lucas is too good to be true; too smart; too loving; too loyal by half. But isn't that why some people write fiction and others read it? It's non-fattening comfort food ... to ingest a world where historical evil and betrayal abound, yet be nourished by a simple redemptive credo of family and land. I learned a lot of lessons in this book about Portugal in their resistance to domination by Spain and Napolean, but the lasting lesson is that we can never bankrupt history with new stories of our ancestors' exploits. Real or not, Write On!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ernesto A. Lopez on May 18, 2009
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I bought and read this book in February 2009. I was immediately impressed by the level of details about that time: Portugal during the time of the French Revolution and the Napoleanic era.

Lucas is a strange type of hero but very interesting.

It is also very interesting to read how anybody anywhere can stand up to a dictator. For this purpose we read about the customs and traditions of this country at this time. Of course, the Portuguese stood up to the Spaniards for many centuries so they had such a tradition. Nevertheless, standing up to Napoleon was very difficult and therefore very interesting.

I would recommend this book for all people who have a love for historical fiction and especially for David and Goliath type of history.

Ernesto A. Lopez
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By Beauchamp fan on April 22, 2009
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A colorfully written, richly textured story from European - and world - history that likely will introduce many readers to characters and stories that they probably never had - or ever would have - heard of before. But Ms Beauchamp handles this challenge deftly by weaving the story of the monarchy of Portugal with elements from the New World, or, more specifically, Brazil, Portugal's foothold in the Americas, as seen - and conveyed - by Lucas, guardian to the the boy king Don Joao VI. Don Joao's flight to Brazil, under pressure from the Europe-wide forays of Napoleon, provide a great backdrop for the transoceanic adventures that eventually led to the return of Portugal's king. Like her other works, Ms Beauchamp's reliance on fictionalized history allows her to tell a story within another story, make her points and, most importantly, please and satisfy her readers.
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