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Ill Met By Moonlight

Ill Met By Moonlight

January 2011
Trade Paperback · 192 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $18.00 CAN
ISBN 9781589880665
Paul Dry Books

 

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This amazing story is marvelously well told, in an exuberant, racing style that makes it impossible to lay the book aside once the first page is read. mdash;San Francisco Chronicle
Ill Met By Moonlight is the gripping account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. British special forces officers W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor, together with a small band of Cretan partisans, kidnapped the general, then evaded numerous German checkpoints and patrols for nearly three weeks as they maneuvered across the mountainous island to a rendezvous with the boat that finally whisked them away to Allied headquarters in Cairo.
It was a mad adventure, and it came off. Moss recorded the whole escapade in a diary, which survives as a thrilling account of one of the most reckless and dramatic actions of the war. mdash;Patrick Leigh Fermor
A twin masterpiece of action and narrative. mdash;Spectator
[An] exciting account of a feat which demanded an extreme of daring and determination. mdash;London Times
The 2011 Paul Dry Books edition includes an Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
W. Stanley Moss was a World War II hero and later a best-selling author. He traveled extensively after the war, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica.

About the Authors

W. Stanley Moss: W. Stanley Moss was a war hero and best-selling author in the 1950s. He traveled extensively, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica, and died aged 44.