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The Resource Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, by Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper

Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, by Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper

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Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure
Title
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Title remainder
an adventure
Statement of responsibility
by Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 curiosityfor 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 theCaribbean, 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"--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
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10183887
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1946-
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Beevor, Antony
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Cooper, Artemis
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True
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  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Travel writers
  • Biography
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
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an adventure
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, by Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn796277354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780719554490
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)796277354
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, by Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
Publication
Control code
ocn796277354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780719554490
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)796277354

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