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Dilys Powell (1901-1995) was film critic for The Times and The Sunday Times, and was married to the archaeologist Humfry Payne. Her books about Greece include 'An Affair of the Heart'.
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Ostensibly, the book is a partly autobiographical, partly scholarly art-and-archaeology history; and partly haunting WWII war stories and madcap/tragic real-life tales of adventure, including the General's abduction in 1944, all swirling around an improbable center: a building in Crete.
Just following the intertwining trajectories of Evans, Pendlebury, Kreipe, Moss, and Leigh Fermor would be rewarding by itself. But pulling them all together around the distinctive Villa is an inspired stroke. Wise and astute---and all over the place---a very different compact and filling book.
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