Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: John Murray Press
The authorized biography shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year, the National Book Awards and the Costa Biography Award
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 cloest 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.
|Dimensions||30 × 131 × 196 mm|