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by Xan Fielding

Every page of Hide and Seek breathes the tense exhilaration of these years, from close encounters with drunken German soldiers to being entertained by villagers while sheltering in the Cave of the Cyclops. Fielding describes modestly his considerable achievements, which include brokering a peace agreement between rival Cretan factions, and writes with unflinching honesty about difficult situations such as his own role in the botched execution of a German deserter. The book ends with an account of his time in occupied France. Fielding was arrested at a German checkpoint in 1944, but was saved by his fellow SOE officer Christine Granville, to whom Hide and Seek is dedicated.
In her introduction, biographer Clare Mulley praises Fielding’s war contribution, and the immediacy of this story, with its ‘fresh air that blows straight in from wartime Crete’. The picture selection includes previously unpublished images sourced for this edition from a private archive in Crete. Documents including Fielding’s DSO award commendation are reproduced in an appendix. The endpapers show a list of code-names such as ‘Tantalus’ and ‘Vicar’, and a facsimile of a War Office map of west and central Crete, created in 1943, is included in a sleeve inside the back cover, both typed and annotated by Leigh Fermor.

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