More than first meets the eye

This is my review of MADEIRA A SHORT ILLUSTRATED HISTORY by joana de Freitas.

A readable, wide-ranging and very informative social, economic and political history of Madeira with some fascinating old photographs, from the navvies risking their lives on precipices to construct the famous irrigation channels to an early titled tourist leaping in a flamboyant high dive at Reid's Hotel.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars

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