Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Publish date: October 11th 2012
Publisher: John Murray
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Biography Memoir
, World War II
I read A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor and was so inspired by the experience that I went straight onto this biography. I already know that feeling inspired by "Paddy" (as everyone knew him) is a common reaction to his work and readers frequently become in thrall to this amazing man, as did m...
Good but flawed biography of a fascinating writer and character. Patrick Leigh Fermor (nicknamed Paddy) is a national hero in Greece for his work with the resistance in Crete during WW II, culminating with the capture, abduction, and handover to the British military of the top German general in Cret...
bookshelves: radio-4, nonfiction, biography, published-2012, autumn-2012 Recommended for: BBC radio listeners Read from November 15 to 23, 2012 Although I only read A Time of Gifts last month, this is coming to R4 and I can't resist...Starts 19th November: BBC blurb: Artemis Cooper's biography c...
Patrick Leigh Fermor seems to have led a charmed life. He died in 2011 at the age of 96, after living an unorthodox life on his own terms. Leigh Fermor was a war hero, serving as an intelligence officer on Crete and operating throughout Greece during World War II. He now is best known as a travel w...
Although I only read A Time of Gifts last month, this is coming to R4 and I can't resist...Starts 19th November: BBC blurb: Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do a...