London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006. "Starting out from her Provencal olive farm to distant Mediterranean shores .. on a quest for the olive's ancient secrets .. tracking , amongst others, the Cretans, Phoenicians Greeks and Romans, as well as encountering its modern-day inhabitants [she] returns to her home bringing with her many inspirational tales of this tree of eternity" 328p. index (chip to dj, else fine) (Greece pp.221-255, Crete pp. 256-278) . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
London: John Murray, 2005. "The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive. ". Reissue. Softcover. Fine.
London: Sunday Times, 1972. Small travel guide issued by the Suday Times. This copy with a personal inscription by Jean Robertson. Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Very Good.
Athens: Alexman Editions, 1963. Vintage pocket sized guide for tourists covering 3 popular Greek islands 119p. plates (B & W). 1st Greek Ed.. Pbk.. Fine. Illus. by Foreword By Lawrence Durrell.
Athens: Toumbis, 1986. A small but well illustrated and informative guide to the Monastery of Arkadi in Crete, famous for the heroic resistance to the Turkish occupation (1866-1869) 80p. illus. index. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.
New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2008. Crete, the 'Great Island' of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. In myth, it is associated with Daedalus and Icarus and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, its visitors lured by the promise of spectacular beaches and the remains of some of the most influential and ancient civilisations in Europe. Part history, part guide, "Crete" includes comprehensive and detailed itineraries, covering the cities of Iraklion, Rethymnon and Chania; the great Minoan palaces at Knossos, Phaestos and Ayia Triadha plus Graeco-Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and Venetian churches. Scattered throughout are the myths, legends and folklore of the island, as well as notes on its hidden gems: scenic stopping-off points, untouched beaches, mountain villages and tavernas, where the ancient ritual songs and dances of Crete are still performed.'In the middle of the sable sea, there lies an isle called Crete, a ravisher of eyes...' . Trade Paperback. Very Good.
Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook and irrepressible gourmet takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. Bookplate of previus owner on ffep, else fine. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Fine.
Athens: State Tourist Department of Greece, 1948. "Dedicated to the Heroic Island of Crete". Concise history of Crete for tourists. Some colour reproductions of art, pottery and frescoes. Unpaginated (64p.]. Illus col. & B & W. Text clean and tight but some slight scuffing and soiling. [WorldCat lists only 1 copy/set in the USA]. Original Wraps. Good>Very Good.
Rethymno, 2007. 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. New.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. "...the wife of Nikos Kazantzakis - novelist,poet,philosopher .....- has set out to record the life,the work,the thoughts the loves,of a major figure in world literature." 598p.plates.index Review copy with note tipped in "with compliments of Eve Orpen" . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Trans. Amy Mims.
Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003. Greek-Canadian author, cook and irrepressible gourmet takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. . 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. New/New.
Athens: Athens News, 2007. "How a series of disasters resulted in happiness for an english couple on a Greek island" What does an urban British couple know about runaway turkeys, out-of-control egg production and the finer points of manure selection? Not much! But that doesn't stop Michael and Pauline from embarking on their harebrained dream of building a home, and a new life, in a Greek village.Michael Saunders has been writing a humorous column about everyday life in a remote village in Crete for the Athens News. ". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.
Athens: American College of Greece, 1999. Library series (American College of Greece), no. 8. Text of a letter addressed to Oxford professor Constantine Trypanis (in English and Greek) about the contemporary Cretan poet and resistance hero George Psychoundakis who translated both the Illiad and The Odyssey into his local Cretan Dialect. "Of this first edition, 1250 copies have been printed in October 1999. Of these 940 are sewn into wrappers ... Design by Matthew Jennett" Letter praising George Psychoundakis' translation of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad into the Cretan dialect.. French Wraps. As New.
Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., 1966. Greek political and diplomatic relations in the early years of the reign of George , and covering issues sucj as the Cretan insurrection of 1866-69 Originally a PhD thesis submitted to the University of London ) 223p. bibliography.. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine.
Athens: Lycabettus Press (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) " In Sfakiá is an affectionate, personal account of the historic and remote Cretan region of Sfakiá and its main village, Chóra Sfakíon, as encountered by the author and his wife starting in the late 1970s. The landscape is rugged, as are the Sfakian people, who are renowned for their heroism, fierceness, dignity and independence -- and even today they remain "hospitable to the point of insanity". We follow the couple as they become increasingly engaged with the local people, language, customs, landscape, history and legends, tragedies and triumphs of the region; we learn of their personal adventures and observe their gradually increasing understanding of Village life." . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.
New Rochelle NY: Aristide D. Caratzas / Melissa International Ltd., 1997. 128 p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket as Issued.
London: Buchan & Enright, 1985. On 26 April 1944, Generalmajor Karl Kreipe, commanding the German forces occupying Crete, left H Q at Heraklion for his perisonal quarters. He never arrived. Instead, he was driven past 24 of his own guard posts, acknowledging the sentries'salutes while a hidden British officer pressed a gun into his side. 20 days later Kreipe and his chief abductors - Major Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the author - reached British-held Cairo. One of the finest true adventure stories of the last war, this justly famous book describes the secret landings, the plan, the stalking and victim. Moss's sharp eye brings to life the national characteristics of thw German solider, the British officer, and the Cretan andarte - characteristics which often showed themselves all too strongly during the day of "monotony, and sweat, and thirst, and sickening fear' in the mountains, hiding from a huge Nazi manhunt. The tale (based on Moss's own diaries) is told with humour and tolerance and, the fear and discomfort forgotten, is today remembered as one of romantic valour. The exploit earned even the Germans' grudging admiration, and showed them that their most exalted commanders were not safe from death or capture. 192p. illus. Withdrawn from the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Ex-Library with usual marks. Solidly rebound with original paper wraps laminated to boards.. Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Ex-Library.
Munchen Germany: Prestel, 1970. 446p. illus maps.index. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
Athens: Efstathiadis., 1995. 311p. Illustrations in colour by the author. George Sfikas is an expert on the subject of Greek flora and fauna and has written many books and papers. For his great contribution towards the protection of Greeces flora and fauna, Sfikas received in 1986 from the Athens Academy the special award for the Conservation of the Environment. Embosed stamp of previous owner on ffep , else fine . Re-issue. Soft Cover. Very Good.
Athens: Ekdoseis Dodoni, 1965. Early Poetry from Crete, including Voskopoula, Erophyle, Erotokritos . 2nd. Greek Ed.. French Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket.