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Author Name:    Rendel, A. M.

Title:   Appointment in Crete: The Story of a British Agent

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   London Allan Wingate (1953)

Seller ID:   19643

Previous owner's signature. Offsetting to endpapers. Some foxing. 1/2" missing at head of dust-jacket spine. A couple of 2" tears to dust-jacket, with neat paper repairs on reverse side. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Uncommon title, scarce in dust-jacket. First printing. 240 pages. Maroon boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 195 x 125mm. Two small maps on front free endpaper. Military history, World War Two. "This is a personal account of the adventures, thoughts and feelings of an ordinary citizen who found himself suddenly, and more or less by chance, a British agent in Crete [. . .] From the rather humdrum existence of a classical scholar turned solicitor, Rendel found himself, as a result of a chance encounter in a Cairo restaurant, transformed almost overnight into a moustachioed conspirator, dressed as a Greek peasant, living in shepherd's caves or hidden in monastery cellars, and finally running a secret wireless inside Heraklein. He became a desperado seasoned in gun-running and the landing of agnets by air and sea, in the direction of an intelligence net, in clandestine meetings between rival outlaws in the hills, and in fifth-column work such as the burning of petrol dumps and other sorts of sabotage against the occupation forces. He was often on the run from German patrols in the mountains and on the open plain, and he describes with fidelity and humour his vagabond life among the village with whom, at first, he could only share a few broken words of modern Greek, yet who fed him, hid him, guided him, and, in many cases, became his lifelong friends." - from dust-jacket blurb.

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