Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Leigh Fermor’

Abducting a General

Abducting a General
As dawn breaks over Crete, a few rays reach inside a cave sheltering a rag-tag band of British soldiers and their Cretan comrades. Among them, a captive German captain looks out at the majestic landscape and begins quoting a bit of verse from Horace. One of his captors, British Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, sits up
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Top Ten Fall Travel Titles

Top Ten Fall Travel Titles
Autumn is the perfect time for reflection, as we return from our summer travels and begin to dream up new destinations. To help inspire you, we’ve culled a list of the top ten new travel books we’re excited to see published this fall. It’s your season, armchair travelers, so curl up with some hot cider
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Best of 2014

Best of 2014
Planning your travels for the new year? Dream of new destinations with the best travel books of 2014. Here are, in our humble opinion, the Year’s Best Reads for the traveler — carefully culled and reviewed for your reading pleasure — including cultural portraits, memoir, photography and, of course, travelogues. The Broken Road. Assembled from Leigh
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Walking the Woods and the Water

Walking the Woods and the Water
In 1933 Patrick Leigh Fermor walked across Europe, from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Forty years later he would record the trip — an insightful glance into pre-WWII Europe — in his famous trilogy, beginning with A Time of Gifts. Now readers can return to his route through the travels of Nick Hunt, who
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