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53 books of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, among itinerant pedlars and beggars, and even tracks down at Missolonghi a pair of Byron's slippers.­Roumeli is not on modern maps: it is the ancient name for the lands from the Bosphorus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth. But it is the perfect, evocative name for the Greece that Fermor captures in writing that carries throughout his trademark vividness of description. But what is more, the pictures of people, traditions and landscapes that he creates on the page are imbued with an intimate understanding of Greece and its history.

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Sechs Freunde brechen 1971 zu einer Kletterexpedition in die Anden auf. Ihr Abenteuer führt sie von Cusco nach Urubamba, weiter nach Puno und Juli zum Titicacasee, wieder hinunter nach Arequipa und zurück nach Lima.
Die Reisegruppe besteht aus dem Dichter Robin Fedden und seiner Frau, einem Juwelier aus der Schweiz, einem Anthropologen aus der Provence und einem Gutsherr aus Nottinghamshire. Die beiden blutigen Anfänger im Klettern sind ein naturliebender britischer Herzog und der Briefeschreiber.

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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-­unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. Between the Woods and the Water, the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts. The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed by a trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the . . .

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In the winter of 1933, eighteen-­year-­old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-­changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, two books now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, and beautifully written travel books of all time.­The Broken Road is the long-­awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011. Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by his prizewinning biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor’s books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea. Days and nights on the road, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, friendships . . .

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This is Patrick Leigh Fermor's spellbinding part-­travelogue, part inspired evocation of a part of Greece's past. Joining him in the Mani, one of Europe's wildest and most isolated regions, cut off from the rest of Greece by the towering Taygettus mountain

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Un matin gris de décembre 1933, le jeune Patrick Leigh Fermor quitte l’Angleterre avec l’idée de traverser l’Europe à pied jusqu’à Constantinople. Une aventure qui sera le grand événement de sa vie et dont il tirera un récit magistral en plusieurs volumes (Le Temps des offrandes, Entre fleuve et forêt et La route interrompue).

Le récit intitulé Entre fleuve et forêt est la seconde partie de l’une des œuvres majeures du 20ème siècle, un chef-­d’œuvre d’humanisme à la rencontre d’un monde disparu, où éclatent l’intelligence, la culture et la passion juvéniles de l’auteur.

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In the late 1940s Patrick Leigh Fermor, now widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s greatest travel writers, set out to explore the then relatively little-­visited islands of the Caribbean. Rather than a comprehensive political o...

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A career-­spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century.­The adventures of Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, Britain’s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a w...

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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as...

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Un matin gris de décembre 1933, le jeune Patrick Leigh Fermor quitte l’Angleterre avec l’idée de traverser l’Europe à pied jusqu’à Constantinople. Une aventure qui sera le grand événement de sa vie et dont il tirera un récit magistral en plusieurs...

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