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The Vagabond and the Princess

Paddy Leigh Fermor in Romania

Alan Ogden

Published by Nine Elms Books

£11.99 / $15.56 / €14.26
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Paperback, 2017, 164pp, illustrated in black and white
Book Description

The story behind Paddy Leigh Fermor’s Romanian journeys, from the ‘great trudge’ through the country in 1934 to his assignment for The Daily Telegraph in 1990 following the fall of Ceausescu. Behind the tapestry of fact and fiction woven by the great travel writer, is the touching story of the love affair between the youthful writer and Balaşa Cantacuzion, a beautiful Roman princess.

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