Villa Ariadne

Author(s): Dilys Powell

Ancient History

The Villa Ariadne is a meditation on the island of Crete, centred on the house built by Sir Arthur Evans, the famous archaeologist of Knossos. Dilys Powell captures the spirit of a place she loved dearly and a group of people she knew well, from local Cretans to the archaeologists Evans and Pendlebury, and the German General Kreipe who was famously kidnapped on the island by Paddy Leigh-Fermor in one of the most audacious actions of World War II. Weaving the myths of the island with its archaeology, ancient history and modern tales, she gives us a loving portrait of this classical land.


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General Fields

  • : 9781780600352
  • : Eland Publishing Ltd
  • : Eland Publishing Ltd
  • : December 2015
  • : 221mm X 146mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dilys Powell
  • : Paperback
  • : 416
  • : 914.9590474
  • : 224