Ben Downing's Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross was published in 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Books March 2015
Travels with Paddy
A review of Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn by Nick Hunt.
Features March 2014
Strange figures among the crags
During World War II, Crete had a profound impact on several writers, including Patrick Leigh Fermor