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, OBE, DSO 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".

Average rating: 4.08 · 14,482 ratings · 1,822 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Time of Gifts

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4.06 avg rating — 5,479 ratings — published 1977 — 33 editions
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Between the Woods and the W...

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4.30 avg rating — 2,350 ratings — published 1986 — 25 editions
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A Time to Keep Silence

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3.91 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 1953 — 14 editions
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The Broken Road: From the I...

4.23 avg rating — 936 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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Mani: Travels in the Southe...

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4.11 avg rating — 709 ratings — published 1958 — 24 editions
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Roumeli: Travels in Norther...

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4.13 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 1962 — 16 editions
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The Violins of Saint-Jacques

3.61 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1953 — 16 editions
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The Traveller's Tree: A Jou...

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3.91 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1950 — 15 editions
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Abducting a General: The Kr...

3.72 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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Words of Mercury

3.95 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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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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