Blog correspondent Chris writes …
Hi Tom –
I have recently bought a copy of Between the Woods and the Water which has an inscription from PLF as follows: “to Michael and Dana___ with love from Paddy”. I can’t work out the second name, but it is 6 or 7 letters long and is something like Danari or Danavi. Just wondering if this might ring a bell for you? Perhaps someone will recognise who this might be?
Does anyone have any ideas? Add a comment or email me – details in About and Contact. Someone has suggested it may be the travel guide author Dana Facaros.
Possibly Damaris, as in Damaris Stewart wife of Michael Stewart, Labour peer & friend of Paddy’s.
Also from Anne to me by email … Re Chris’ query – book inscription
Michael Stewart (1911-1994) & wife Damaris (1923-?). British Ambassador to Greece 1967-1971. Knighted in 1966. Close friends of Paddy & Joan, as was their daughter Olivia.
Dana Facaros and Michael Paul’s. Travel writers