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Patrick Leigh Fermor

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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 an English author and army officer 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". ...more

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A Time to Keep Silence

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques

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The Traveller's Tree: A Jou...

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Words of Mercury

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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

“These summer nights are short. Going to bed before midnight is unthinkable and talk, wine, moonlight and the warm air are often in league to defer it one, two or three hours more. It seems only a moment after falling asleep out of doors that dawn touches one gently on the shoulder, and, completely refreshed, up one gets, or creeps into the shade or indoors for another luxurious couple of hours. The afternoon is the time for real sleep: into the abyss one goes to emerge when the colours begin to revive and the world to breathe again about five o'clock, ready once more for the rigours and pleasures of late afternoon, the evening, and the night.”
Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

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