The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient

John Bierman


The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient

The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient

  • Title: The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient
  • Author: John Bierman
  • ISBN: 9780141012513
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback



Who was the real English patient The desert explorer Laszlo Almasy, on whom the character was loosely based, was very different from the romantic hero of the prize winning novel anmd multiple Oscar winning movie of that name But a similar aura of mystery surrounds them both While the fictional Almasy gave the Germans his desert maps only because he was desperate to keWho was the real English patient The desert explorer Laszlo Almasy, on whom the character was loosely based, was very different from the romantic hero of the prize winning novel anmd multiple Oscar winning movie of that name But a similar aura of mystery surrounds them both While the fictional Almasy gave the Germans his desert maps only because he was desperate to keep a promise to his dying mistress, the real life Almasy worked for Germany military intelligence only because he was desperate for the chance to return to the desert he loved than anything or anybody else Or so John Bierman implies in this arresting and carefully researched biography Among its many unexpected revelations is that far from being the love of his friend s wife, Almasy was a homosexual with no interest at all in the opposite sex Nor was he really a count, although he was born into the minor Hungarian nobility In short, the real life Almasy remains an enigma For instance there is good reason to believe that he became a double agent working for both sides in World War II and compelling evidence that he spied for British intelligence during the Cold War.


Recent Comments "The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient"

I read this to better understand who Count Laszlo Almasy was, not who he was loosly written as in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient. I found this biography so intriguing- rich with African & European history and incredible discoveries. All set against the backdrop of the desert, a mysterious, silent, unforgiving desert.

Excellent piece of research work on a notoriously secretive man. He left few footprints after him except those in the desert so it was going to be a challenge for anyone to piece together a book based on fact and not rumour. And the author did a very good job. He is an expert in the North African part of WW2 but he explains that if someone was working for the secret services they are not going to announce it from the treetops and once the agent is off the scene the relevant intelligence agency i [...]

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A very enjoyable biography of an important character in Saharan exploration.

the movie would have been so much better if it had been about the real Mr. Almasy.

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