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Patrick Leigh Fermor

An Adventure

By Artemis Cooper, 1953-

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses.
 
At the outbreak of war he left his lover, Princess Balasha Cantacuzene, in Romania and returned to England to enlist. Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps, he became one of the handful of Allied officers supporting the Cretan resistance to the German occupation. In 1944 he commanded the Anglo-Cretan team that abducted General Heinrich Kreipe and spirited him away to Egypt.
 
A journey to the Caribbean, stays in monasteries, and explorations all over Greece provided the subjects for his first books. It was not until he and his wife had moved to southern Greece that he returned to his earliest walk. In these books, which took many years to write, he created a vision of a prewar Europe, which in its beauty and abundance has never been equaled.
 
Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Leigh Fermor and his closest friends, and has had complete access to his archive. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts—no one wore their learning so playfully nor inspired such passionate friendship.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Cooper, Artemis, 1953-
Summary: 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.
Title: Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure / Artemis Cooper.
Publisher Date: New York : New York Review Books, [2013]
Subject: Fermor, Patrick Leigh. Fermor, Patrick Leigh -- Travel -- Danube River Valley. Travel writers -- Great Britain -- Biography. Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Isbn: 9781590176740 (hbk. : acid-free paper) 159017674X (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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Call Number: B Fermor
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Format: Book
Author: Cooper, Artemis, 1953-
Summary: 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.
Title: Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure / Artemis Cooper.
Publisher, Date: New York : New York Review Books, [2013]
Description: xiii, 448 pages, 8 page of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Subjects: Fermor, Patrick Leigh.
Subjects: Fermor, Patrick Leigh -- Travel -- Danube River Valley.
Subjects: Travel writers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subjects: Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-430) and index.
LCCN: 2013020807
ISBN: 9781590176740 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 159017674X (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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Call Number: B Fermor