Falling for Icarus

Falling for Icarus : A Journey Among the Cretans

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On a windy afternoon in early spring Rory MacLean fell to earth in Anissari, a village surrounded by white mountains in an ancient corner of Crete. MacLean's mother had died only a few months earlier and he had been engulfed by grief. But an old desire had also taken hold to build and fly an aeroplane. And so he set off to the land where Daedalus and Icarus had made their maiden flight and settled in to days of eating lamb and drinking wine with his Cretan neighbours and, with their help, attempting to build a Woodhopper from scratch and make it fly.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 24mm | 244g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations , maps, ports.
  • 0141015942
  • 9780141015941
  • 1,226,488

About Rory MacLean

Rory MacLean is the author of four highly acclaimed and award-winning books. He is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and lives in Dorset with his wife and son.show more

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