Major General Sir Roy Redgrave has enjoyed an unusual, some might
say eccentric, life. Born into the same family as the well known
actors, he was brought up in Romania as part of a thriving
international community before he joined the British Army and
advanced to high rank.
Following on from the success of his memoir Balkan Blue the author
has pulled together a superb pot pourri of anecdotes covering his
family, his military career and post-retirement travels and
Readers will delight in the scope of this book which ranges widely
from aristocratic life in feudal Romania to the dangers an intrigue
of the Cold War; from the charm of French rural life to Franz Josef
Land and encounters with polar bears, walruses and seals. We travel
with this intrepid man from Kathmandu to Lhasa where he lived with
impoverished Tibetans whose generosity and friendliness made the
discomfort of primitive living at such altitudes disappear.
These and other extraordinary experiences made this a fascinating
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