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Greece and Crete 1941
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Greece and Crete 1941

By Buckley, Christopher

Athens: Efstathiadis., 2002 After the Second World War the British HMSO issued a series of short military histories based on official documents and written for the general reader . This volume recounts the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 that were overwhelmed by the Nazi invasion of Greece "In the campaign in Greece and the battle for Crete the tale is of military failure, mainly due to the German command of the air over both land and sea. But the skill and endurance of British forces staved off utter disaster in Greece and made the Germans pay a heavy and unwelcome price for their conquest of the crisis prevailing in the Middle East in the spring of 1941 but also in relation to the whole trend of the war during those momentous months. The effort sacrifice and disappointment in Greece and Crete were by no means vain "340p.maps.index. Re-issue.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Moonspinners
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The Moonspinners

By Stewart,Mary

London: Coronet/Hodder & Stoughton, 1978 While hiking through the beautiful, desolate hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across the prone form of a critically injured man. His name is Mark, and he and his brother Colin are on the run after witnessing a murder. Nicola tends to Mark and insists on joining him in his search for his brother, who vanished after Mark was shot. But there are men who will do anything to make sure that Colin and Mark - and now Nicola - never leave Crete.[ The Walt Disney film starring Hayley Mills, supposed to be based on this story, deviated considerably from the original). Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$4.50

The Moonspinners
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The Moonspinners

By Stewart,Mary

London: Coronet/Hodder & Stoughton, 1978 While hiking through the beautiful, desolate hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across the prone form of a critically injured man. His name is Mark, and he and his brother Colin are on the run after witnessing a murder. Nicola tends to Mark and insists on joining him in his search for his brother, who vanished after Mark was shot. But there are men who will do anything to make sure that Colin and Mark - and now Nicola - never leave Crete.[ The Walt Disney film starring Hayley Mills, supposed to be based on this story, deviated considerably from the original). Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

Ahish Shel Sofiia =The Island

By Hislop, Victoria

Tel Aviv: Yediot Aharonot, 2008 ranslated into Hewbrew by Sharon Preminger.. "On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But, Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then, she finds Fortini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.". Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$27.50

Zorba the Greek
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Zorba the Greek

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

London: Faber & Faber, 2000 "Everyman with a Greek Accent ...a long,lean fierce mustached Greek whose 65 years have neither dimmed his hawk eyes or dulled his pagan laughter ." 315p.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Carl Wildman.

$6.00

Zorba the Greek

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York: Ballantine, 1965 "Everyman with a Greek Accent ...a long,lean fierce mustached Greek whose 65 years have neither dimmed his hawk eyes or dulled his pagan laughter:". Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Carl Wildman.

$5.00

Violent Retreat

By Bradley, Vernon

London: G.M.Smith Publishing, 1959 War story about a group of British soldiiers in Crete during the Nazi invasion. Combat Library Series # 3. 64p. UK pulp fiction format. Text block is clean and complete, stapled inside rather flimsy paper covers. (This item not listed anywhere online or in WorldCat. It may have been distributed as a subscription series since Combat Library is listed as a journal in BL. Numbers 4, 5 & 6 are listed on the ack cover and two of those authors are found published in Australia by Gordon & Gotch.]. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

To Nisi (The Island)

By Hislop, Victoria

Athens: Dioptra, 2007 "On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But, Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then, she finds Fortini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip." Donor inscription in Greek on ffep., esle fine. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Translation: Mihalis Delegkos.

$20.00

Christ Recrucified ( US title " The Greek Passion")

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1966 Residents of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, " plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play. But when a group of refugees, fleeing from the ruins of their plundered homes, arrive asking for protection - suddenly the drama of the Passion becomes reality." Exceptionally clean crisp copy. DJ has a triangular chip at rear. else near fine. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips. Illus. by Trans. Jonathan Griffin.

$75.00

Glaukos of Crete: Into the Wind
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Glaukos of Crete: Into the Wind

By Glinfort, Elo K.

Victoria BC: Trafford Publishing, 2004 Novel set in ancient Crete. Author inscription on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$15.00

The Sun of Death

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

London: John Murray., 1965 Aunt Roussaki takes the orphaned 14 year old Yorgaki to her small village in Crete during WWI - where he where he has many lessons to learn "A novel of rare simplicity,beauty and compelling strength". 206p.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Trans. Phillip Sherrard.

$50.00

The Sun of Death

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

London: John Murray., 1965 Aunt Roussaki takes the orphaned 14 year old Yorgaki to her small village in Crete during WWI - where he where he has many lessons to learn "A novel of rare simplicity,beauty and compelling strength". 206p.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Trans. Phillip Sherrard.

$50.00

The Cretan (a trilogy in one volume)

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

Minneapolis MN: Nostos NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. "Pandelis Prevelakis (1909–86), a major Greek writer, has produced over forty volumes of poetry, novels, plays, and essays ...Prevelakis has long been in the shadow of his close friend and fellow Cretan, Nikos Kazantzakis. It is time that Prevelakis’s work be made known and independently appraised in the non-Greek world as it has been in the Greek. The English edition of his major work, The Cretan, is a step in that direction. In this Tolstoyan historical novel, Prevelakis offers a masterly presentation of the Cretan myth, with its peculiar Cretan ethos characterized by piety, austerity, frugality, dourness, sternness, punctuated by sudden outbursts of reckless daring.The Cretan is the story of Crete and its people struggling for individual and national liberation from Turkish rule, a struggle symbolized in the two main characters of the novel, the fictional Konstandis and the historical Venizelos, both figures of epic proportions. The Cretan is three books in one: The Tree, The First Freedom, and The State. And as its author explained, The Tree presents a young man, growing and maturing like a sapling in the local popular culture, which was closed and rudimentary, but self-sufficient. The First Freedom describes the struggles of the mature man together with his comrades to achieve national liberation. Lastly, The State depicts the national fighters sacrificing themselves for the second precondition of a decent life, in other words, a democratic state.The Cretan will delight readers who may have spent some time on Crete. It will, most likely, encourage those who have not been to Crete to plan for a visit there in the near future. In any event, it is absorbing reading ...". 1st.US Edition. New. Illus. by Trans. Abbott Rick & Peter Mackridge.

$40.00

Death and Bright Water
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Death and Bright Water

By Mitchell, James

New York: William Morrow., 1974 Callan gets involved with kidnapping and mayhem on an assignment in Crete. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Glassine.

$30.00

The Cretan (a trilogy in one volume)

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

Minneapolis MN: Nostos NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. "Pandelis Prevelakis (190986), a major Greek writer, has produced over forty volumes of poetry, novels, plays, and essays .Prevelakis has long been in the shadow of his close friend and fellow Cretan, Nikos Kazantzakis. It is time that Prevelakiss work be made known and independently appraised in the non-Greek world as it has been in the Greek. The English edition of his major work, The Cretan, is a step in that direction. In this Tolstoyan historical novel, Prevelakis offers a masterly presentation of the Cretan myth, with its peculiar Cretan ethos characterized by piety, austerity, frugality, dourness, sternness, punctuated by sudden outbursts of reckless daring.The Cretan is the story of Crete and its people struggling for individual and national liberation from Turkish rule, a struggle symbolized in the two main characters of the novel, the fictional Konstandis and the historical Venizelos, both figures of epic proportions. The Cretan is three books in one: The Tree, The First Freedom, and The State. And as its author explained, The Tree presents a young man, growing and maturing like a sapling in the local popular culture, which was closed and rudimentary, but self-sufficient. The First Freedom describes the struggles of the mature man together with his comrades to achieve national liberation. Lastly, The State depicts the national fighters sacrificing themselves for the second precondition of a decent life, in other words, a democratic state.The Cretan will delight readers who may have spent some time on Crete. It will, most likely, encourage those who have not been to Crete to plan for a visit there in the near future. In any event, it is absorbing reading .". 1st.US Edition.. New. Illus. by Trans. Abbott Rick & Peter Mackridge.

$40.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Penguin., 1984 Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete.. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Pale Surface of Things
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The Pale Surface of Things

By Bennett, Janey

Victoria BC: Hopeace Press, 2007 CRETE - an archaeologists dream-land, with sedimentary layers of oppressors and resisters.LEFKA ORI, the fabled white mountains, where people in trouble have fled for centuries.VRAHO, a village on Lefka Ori divided by water rights and by wounds left over from World War II.Fr. DIMITRIOS, following his grandfathers way as Vrahos village priest for reasons he has yet to discover. Into this world comes DOUGLAS WATKINS, mindlessly slipping down the path of easy opportunity, with no thought of goals or ethics or consequences, and no ones life remains unchanged.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$30.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Penguin., 1984 Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete.. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

New York: Vintage Books, 1975 Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete.. First Thus. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

New York: Pocket Books., 1963 Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. Vintage pbk "Giant Cardinal" edition Neat text, back cover missing. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

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