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5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best Travel Book Ever, 24 July 2006
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This review is from: The Flight of Ikaros (Travel Library) (Paperback)
Paddy Leigh Fermour described this book as perhaps the finest and longest lasting book about Greece and he should know. Perhaps it is also the best travel book ever written. Kevin Andrews takes us into the hearts, minds, villages and mountains of a Greece divided by civil war and foreign intervention. He understands the Greek character and describes it with sparse prose and controlled understatement. His description of Greek light and landscape are unsurpassed. I should know. I have tried. The discreet revelations and hints about himself and his own life are fascinating and have led me to attempt a biography of the man so that I and others can understand him better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very rare book to find these days, 3 Dec 2013
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Kevin Andrews was a superb writer about Greece.

He happened to be in Greece when the country was in the middle of the post WW2 civil war and lived with the shepherds and bandits and priests. He got to know the warmth and impatience that makes up the Greek character - the character of the Greek in the hills away from the cities.

A marvellous writer.

Trish Niblock
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