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    DescriptionThis is Patrick Leigh Fermor's spellbinding part-travelogue, part inspired evocation of a part of Greece's past. Joining him in the Mani, one of Europe's wildest and most isolated regions, cut off from the rest of Greece by the towering Taygettus mountain range and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, we discover a rocky central prong of the Peleponnese at the southernmost point in Europe. Bad communications only heightening the remoteness, this Greece - south of ancient Sparta - is one that maintains perhaps a stronger relationship with the ancient past than with the present. Myth becomes history, and vice versa. Leigh Fermor's hallmark descriptive writing and capture of unexpected detail have made this book, first published in 1958, a classic - together with its Northern Greece counterpart, Roumeli.


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    Title
    Mani
    Subtitle
    Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 228 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719566912
    ISBN 10: 0719566916
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009080
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVG
    DC21: 914.95220474
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    frontispiece and map
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    19 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    After his famous walk across Europe - recounted in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water - Patrick Leigh Fermor lived and travelled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania and fought in Greece and Crete - living disguised as a shepherd in the mountains for two years organising resistance activities. He was awarded the DSO and CBE, and a knighthood in the 2004 new Year Honours List.
    Review quote
    An extraordinary book of adventure and encounter, fantasy and learning, observation and experience Sunday Times From the Mani he has brought back riches. How can one do justice to the fascination and poetry of this book, its generosity and its learning - its love? Spectator He supercharges his narrative with a combination of tenderness and high spirits appropriate to his past achievements as a guerrilla leader in Crete Daily Telegraph Mani and Roumeli: two of the best travel books of the century Financial Times John Murray is doing the decent thing and reissuing all of Leigh Fermor's main books ... But what else would you expect from a publisher whose commitment to geography is such that for more than two centuries it has widened our understanding of the world? Geographical Magazine Bringing the landscape alive as no other writer can, he uses his profound and eclectic understanding of cultures and peoples ... to paint vivid pictures - nobody has illuminated the geography of Europe better Geographical Magazine 'Extraordinarily engaging ... thanks to Leigh Fermor's ability to turn an insight into a telling phrase ... a compelling story' London Review of Books