'An enchanting account of an enchanting city, where peoples from across the globe have converged over the last two and a half millennia.' -- David Abulafia, Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge and author of 'The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean' Hatton's vivid account . . . is full of fascinating detail for those who love the city, from the origins of fado (the melancholic music of Lisbon) to the story of the exiles who haunted its streets during the Second World War.' '[An] exotic history of triumph and riches, disaster and decline.' '[A] jaunty, well-informed book on Lisbon . . . Hatton is an erudite guide, good at capturing the dense flavour of the city.' A companionable history of a darkly intriguing city . . . Hatton's enjoyable . . . account provides a fascinating and sometimes disquieting backdrop to Lisbon's uncanny ability to survive.' 'Enchanting . . . and playful.' Intimate, witty, and entertaining . . . this vivid and eloquent guide to Lisbon's past spills over with affection for the city.'