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Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure

Author: Artemis Cooper
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2013], ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Patrick Leigh Fermor; Patrick Leigh Fermor; Patrick Leigh Fermor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Artemis Cooper
ISBN: 159017674X 9781590176740
OCLC Number: 884854301
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012.
Description: xiii, 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Neverland --
The plan --
"Zu Fuss nach Konstantinopel" --
An enchanted summer --
Bulgaria to Mount Athos --
Balasha --
An intelligence officer --
Crete and General Carta --
Setting the trap --
The Hussar stunt --
The British Institute, Athens --
The Caribbean --
Writing The traveller's tree --
Travels in Greece --
Byron's slippers --
Cyprus --
In Africa and Italy --
A visit to Rumania --
A monastery built for two --
Shifts in perspective --
"For now the time of gifts is gone" --
Appendices 1: A note on the Green diary and 'A youthful journey' ; 2: Patrick Leigh Fermor's walk across Europe, 1933-5.
Responsibility: Artemis Cooper.

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A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap.

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