Literature


Alexandra Figueiredo is a journalist and communication consultant.  Graduated in Social and Cultural Communication, have also a postgraduation in Psychological Assessment. She's specialized in health journalism and in medical and scientific consultancy. Worked as a radio newscaster, was journalist at CNL/SIC Notícias and in two RTP programs: Health Service and TV Science, she also coordinated a health program for RTP Africa. She Worked with online “Expresso Employment”  and the magazines “Medicine and Health” and “The Consumer”. Was one of the winners of the IX volume poetry contest of Editorial Minerva “Of Poetry”, having published poems. Between many other works as a consultant, she was director of a solidarity association chaired by the former Minister of Health Ana Jorge and was also press advisor for the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, during his time as Ambassador of Tuberculosis in the World.

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14 April 2021

5 books to read before you visit Portugal

Portugal is a country of unparalleled beauty. Besides this, according InterNations it ranks in first position for quality-of-life countries in Europe as well as third in […]
10 March 2021

10 books to bring springtime rushing in

Booklovers know the pleasure of reading is not all about curling up with a hot drink in front of a flickering fire. Those first days of […]
5 March 2021

Jim Haynes: The man who had the whole world in his address book

Around the year 2000, I was working as a gopher for a comedy and music club in Paris. Shows took place on the banks of Canal […]
2 March 2021

Celebrating the works of Dr. Seuss

March 2nd marks the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss, a day to celebrate the crazy characters and unique world he created. Here we take […]
25 February 2021

Around the World with Graham Greene

Escape. The word echoes around Graham Greene’s library. It’s there in the title of his 1980 autobiography, Ways of Escape. Nearly all his characters are in […]
5 February 2021

Best ethical international online book shops

As an English speaker having spent several years living in non-English speaking countries, I am familiar with the frequent dilemma of where to buy my English-language […]
28 January 2021

10 Books to Read Before You Visit Brussels

Synonymous with EU power, its centre carved up by the car lobby in the fifties and sixties, Brussels is a European conurbation associated, by many people, […]
25 January 2021

Gay men in love: 1850s to 1950s

The 1850s were a difficult time for anyone who was gay. More than 100,000 service men were removed from the army simply because they were homosexuals. […]
21 January 2021

Six Must-Visit Destinations From Books

  Reading is a way of travelling – a way of expanding our own universe. As George R.R. Martin puts it: ‘A reader lives a thousand […]
14 January 2021

Amélie Nothomb: Belgium’s most eccentric writer?

To get to know Amélie Nothomb is to get know Belgium itself. The writer, like the country, is full of contradictions. Belgium is just a third […]
14 January 2021

5 books that make you want to explore the Amazon

Great books have an incredible ability to transport you; one minute you’re sat on the sofa finding your page, the next you’re exploring a far off […]
28 December 2020

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2020

It is now part of the holidays tradition, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released his annual list of his top five […]
23 December 2020

10 books to buy as Christmas gifts this year

The Holiday Season is around the corner and the pace of our day-to-day responsibilities will hopefully start to slow down. We will have more time to […]
22 December 2020

A (Reluctant) Guide to Beckett’s Paris

On this day, 22 December, in 1989, in Paris, Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett died. It was five months since the death of Suzanne, his companion of […]
12 November 2020

Top 10 literary cities

If your idea of holiday heaven is bound up in books, then these destinations are for you. 1. Dublin Ireland, with a population of under five […]
4 November 2020

7 Famous writers who stayed in Brussels

In the spring of 1816 an episode of chance made Lord Byron’s stay in Brussels longer than desired. His original plan was to travel straight to […]
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