Jan and Cora Gordon in Portugal 1933
The account of this journey can be found in Book II of "Portuguese Somersault", Book I being concerned with an earlier and less successful trip after which they had vowed never to go back.
At the end of their first visit they had purchased a pottery bull in Amarante for one escudo (about twopence-halfpenny at the time)."The body was bright orange, and it stood on stiff orange legs. From each side of a golden, conical head enormous horns spread out with a subtle and striking double curve. The tail was bent in a loop, and the lower half was attached to the side of the leg." This bull is illustrated on the cover of the book and also makes an appearance in a picture of their London flat in Clanricarde Gardens.