Falling for Icarus: A Journey Among the Cretans

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A story that combines travel with personal memoir. Rory MacLean sets off to Crete, the land where Icarus and Daedalus made their maiden flight. There, with help from his Cretan neighbours, he attempts to build a woodhopper from scratch and make it fly.

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Rory MacLean is the author of four highly acclaimed and award-winning books. He is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and lives in Dorset with his wife and son.

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“The heart-warming evocation of one man’s loving obsession: lyrical, funny, compassionate” --Colin Thubron, travel writer and novelist “Rory MacLean is one of the most strikingly original and talented travel writers of our generation” -- Katie Hickman, bestselling author and travel writer “An extraordinary work, curious and entertaining, tantilizing, often moving and above all entirely original – like everything MacLean writes, it’s in a genre of its own” -- Jan Morris, author, journalist, and travel writer
 

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