Patrick Leigh Fermor
An AdventureBook - 2012
Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, 'A time of gifts' and 'Between the woods and the water'; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his closest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts - no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2012
Description: xiii, 448 p.,  p. of plates : ill., plates, maps ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 910.4092 Fer