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Patrick Leigh Fermor

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The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

EUR416
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
384
1590177797
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Travel Narrative
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Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by friend and biographer Artemis Cooper, with 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.
$17.95

Ill Met by Moonlight

GRE465
W. Stanley Moss
Paul Dry Books
2010
212
1589880668
PAPER
History
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Moss tells the better-than-fiction story of the audacious World War II kidnapping of the German commander of occupied Crete with Patrick Leigh Fermor and fellow S.O.E. officers. Dirk Bogarde played PLF in the Powell movie.
$16.95

A Time to Keep Silence

WLD121
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2007
96
1590172442
PAPER
Literature
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0
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This entrancing chronicle of sojourns in the monasteries of Solesmes, Wandrille and La Grande Trappe in Normandy in the 1940s concludes with a visit to Cappadocia's rock chapels, hewn of stone and long abandoned.
$12.95

Walking the Woods and the Water

CEU52
Nick Hunt
Nicholas Brealey
2017
336
1857886437
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Fans of Patrick Leigh Fermor can return to his famous route, from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul, through the travels of Nick Hunt, who began his own "great trudge" in 2011, retracing Fermor's 1933 journey and discovering a modern day version of the unexpected hospitality and exhilarating freedom of the open road.
$14.95

Words of Mercury, Tales from a Lifetime of Travel

TVL604
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Skyhorse
2014
274
1629142239
PAPER
Anthology
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0
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Patrick Leigh Fermor’s biographer and friend Artemis Cooper pulled together this inspired sampler of excerpts, letters, potted portraits of friends and other uncategorizable miscellany, including the great man’s own account of the abduction of General Kreipe, German commander of the Nazi occupation forces in Crete.
$14.95

Patrick Leigh Fermor, An Adventure

GRB57
Artemis Cooper
NYRB
2015
480
1590177800
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
Cooper, who had known Paddy for decades, draws on not just PLF's works but also his many stories for this intimate biography of the dashing war hero and charming author of a string of sublime travel books.
$18.95

Kidnap in Crete, The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

GRE582
Rick Stroud
Bloomsbury USA
2015
304
1632861933
HARD COVER
History
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0
0
0
In this new chronicle of the kidnapping of a German general on Nazi-occupied Crete by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor's small SOE unit, Stroud fills in the narrative with meticulous research, situating the legendary tale in its historical context.
$28.00

The Traveller's Tree

CRB04
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2011
400
1590173805
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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Patrick Leigh Fermor's first book, "still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean" (The Guardian), takes him to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad and Haiti, among other islands.
$19.95

A Time of Gifts

CEU30
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
384
1590171659
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
0
0
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.
$16.95

Abducting a General, The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

GRE611
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2015
240
1590179382
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In another riveting episode from the life of Patrick Leigh Fermor, the eminent travel writer recounts his time as an operative during WWII and as the leader of 11 guerrilla fighters in Crete who famously kidnapped German general Heinrich Kreipe.
$24.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

Mani, Travels in Southern Peloponnese

GRE27
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2006
320
1590171888
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
0
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Fermor weaves anecdote, magnificent description, classical references, history and commentary into an absorbing portrait of place.
$15.95

News from the Village, Aegean Friends

GRE484
David Mason
Red Hen
2010
306
1597094714
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Befriended by Patrick Leigh Fermor and his wifer Joan thirty years ago, when the poet lived in a stone hut next door, Mason writes lyrically of his time with Leigh Fermor, Bruce Chatwin, Ophan Pamuk and many others in this lyrical memoir of his time in the Aegean.
$20.95

Roumeli, Travels in Northern Greece

GRE249
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2006
260
159017187X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
0
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Extending his travels to the north, Fermor visits with the Sarakatsans and Kravarites, two remote peoples (ethnography was among his many interests), and chases off to Missolonghi to retrieve a pair of Lord Byron's shoes.
$16.95

The Cretan Runner, His Story of the German Occupation

GRE612
George Psychoundakis, Patrick Leigh Fermor (Translator)
NYRB
2015
272
1590179048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
In this exceptional memoir, Psychoundakis recounts his role in the Cretan Resistance as a "runner," delivering messages and goods while dodging Nazi storm troopers. His good-humored narrative even crosses paths with (his eventual translator) Patrick Leigh Fermor.
$16.95

The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

MED138
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2010
400
0306818574
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.
$16.95

The Way of the World

TVL137
Nicolas Bouvier, Patrick Leigh Fermor (Foreword)
NYRB
2009
256
1590173228
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Subtitled Two Men in a Car from Geneva to the Khyber Pass, Bouvier's classic account of hard travel in a battered Fiat across Asia with artist friend Thierry Vernet in the 1950s is a cult classic.
$16.95

In Tearing Haste

GBR892
Deborah Devonshire, Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2010
432
1590173589
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, invited writer and war hero Fermor to visit Lismore Castle in 1956, sparking a lifelong friendship with the people, places and time recalled in these delightful, far-ranging letters.
$30.00

The Violins of Saint-Jacques

CRB360
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2017
144
1590177827
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
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Esteemed travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor set this novel (his only one) in the tropical luxury of the Caribbean island of Saint-Jacques. Fermor's main character is an elderly Frenchwoman who recalls the island's decadent lifestyle and its catastrophic end.
$14.00