Living the Quieter Algarve Dream


'Living the Quieter Algarve Dream' is now available to purchase worldwide on Amazon.

The book is available in Paperback, Large Print Edition, and eBook version.

Now Available to Order


Click the link here if you are in the UK:


Amazon UK Link: https://amzn.to/2IcHPHz


or here for a worldwide link:


Amazon Universal Link: https://bit.ly/3k4RXio


Have you ever longed for a quieter life?

Ever wanted to escape the crowds, walk on deserted beaches, and experience all that a different country has to offer?

Alyson and Dave Sheldrake moved to the western Algarve, far away from the tourists, to live in a rural market town. Surrounded by chickens, rabbits, beautiful beaches, and crazy locals, they settled down to enjoy a more peaceful existence.

Their plans didn’t include battling with Portuguese bureaucracy, a life-altering diagnosis, and Kat the dog being rushed to the vets. Brexit, a pandemic, and a house that needed updating ensured that life was anything but tranquil for this creative couple.

In this part guidebook, mostly memoir, find out why the Algarve is a favourite destination for so many, and why this couple have made it their home.

This honest and often hilarious story is the continuation of their Algarve Adventures. It can stand alone as a book for you to enjoy, and is also the follow-up to Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal.

Free Photo Album


Please enjoy the free photo album that accompanies this book, which is full of photographs, art, and more information about us and our life here in the western Algarve.

Click the image below to view online:

Online Launch Party


I was delighted to be invited onto the Portugal Show to celebrate the launch of Living the Quieter Algarve Dream. You can watch the show on YouTube - click the link here or the image below. It includes interviews with expat friends featured in the book, and exclusive readings of excerpts from two of the chapters. Dave and Kat both make an appearance too.

Hope you enjoy it!