Madeira: The Complete Guide by John Farrow
More than simply a tourist guide to Madeira, this book is a general introduction fo the island which gives background information on its history, economy, emigration, wine, the British in Madeira and natural history. As the number of visitors to Madeira increases, the need for a comprehensive and informed guide is more apparent. This book charts the changing face of the island from its first inhabitants in 1419 and its famous early visitors including Christopher Columbus, Captain Cook and Napoleon through to its present position as a lively and fascinating holiday destination. All aspects of a stay in Madeira are considered here, with detailed information on accommodation and restaurants, plus tours around the island for the more adventurous.