The Villa Ariadne (Paperback)Dilys Powell (author)
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Taking the eponymous house built by Sir Arthur Evans, the famous archaeologist of Knossos, as its focal point, Powell’s radiant meditation on all things Cretan is a marvel of travel writing. Much like the archeological digs that she describes, The Villa Ariadne unearths much colourful local detail and fresh ways of looking at the ancient myths.
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.
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 221 x 146 x 18 mm