Patrick Leigh Fermor





Patrick Leigh Fermor


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
February 11, 1915

Died
June 10, 2011

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Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor DSO OBE was a British author and soldier, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Battle of Crete during World War II. He was widely regarded as "Britain's greatest living travel writer".

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A Time of Gifts

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Between the Woods and the W...

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4.33 avg rating — 1,825 ratings — published 1986 — 22 editions
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A Time to Keep Silence

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3.91 avg rating — 797 ratings — published 1953 — 9 editions
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The Broken Road: From the I...

4.24 avg rating — 637 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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Mani: Travels in the Southe...

4.13 avg rating — 526 ratings — published 1958 — 22 editions
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Roumeli: Travels in Norther...

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The Traveller's Tree: A Jou...

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3.92 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1950 — 14 editions
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The Violins of Saint-Jacques

3.72 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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Words of Mercury

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Abducting a General: The Kr...

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“All horsepower corrupts.”
Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts

“Paradox reconciles all contradictions.”
Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts

“I found my mind wandering at games; loved boxing and was good at it; and in summer, having chosen rowing instead of cricket, lay peacefully by the Stour, well upstream of the rhythmic creaking and the exhortation, reading Lily Christine and Gibbon and gossiping with kindred lotus-eaters under the willow-branches.”
Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts

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