My Great Grandfather , Edward Nobel Price lived at Villa Frere for many years. During his time there he wrote a book titled -“A Byzantine Charm” A historical romance of the Greek Revolution, 1821. The basis of this book appears to be the story of Hookam Frere taking in a girl from Greece who faced certain death by the Turks. This link to a pdf file shows the beginning of the book. It may be of interest to some. At some stage I would like to get the whole book on my site but for now this will duo.
Monthly Illustrated Review STUDIES For those abroad from home and those home from abroad. Vol 11 – No. X October, 1924 The following is an exert from the above magazine VILLA FRERE by Commander E.N,Price, […]
Last will of Giovanni Messina, ex Governor of Calabria, made in the Prison of Catanzaro in 1800 before he was shot on the orders of Napoleon – for political reasons. My children, as I am […]