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John Freely (1926–2017) was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of seventeen, serving with a commando unit in Burma and China during the last years of World War II. He lived in New York, Boston, London, Athens and Istanbul and wrote more than forty travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of ‘The Cyclades’, ‘The Ionian Islands’, ‘Crete’, ‘The Western Shores of Turkey’, ‘Strolling Through Athens’, ‘Strolling Through Venice’ as well as ‘Inside the Seraglio’, ‘Jem Sultan’ and the bestselling ‘Strolling Through Istanbul’. Andrew Finkel wrote a tribute to his ‘friend and inspiration’ in Cornucopia 56
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