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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011)

Autor(a) de A Time of Gifts

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About the Author

Patrick Leigh Fermor was born in London, England on February 11, 1915. During World War II, he was the architect of the kidnapping of the commander of the German garrison on Crete. He wrote several books including A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, The Traveller's Tree, The Violins mostrar mais of Saint-Jacques, Mani, and Roumeli. He was also a translator. He received a military OBE in 1943. He died on June 10, 2011 at the age of 96. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Note that this author's surname is Leigh Fermor, first name is Patrick.


Obras por Patrick Leigh Fermor

Associated Works

They Were Counted (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições603 exemplares
Ill Met by Moonlight (1950) — Posfácio, algumas edições490 exemplares
The Cretan Runner (1955) — Tradutor — 295 exemplares
Gigi / Julie de Carneilhan / Chance Acquaintances (1945) — Tradutor, algumas edições280 exemplares
They Were Found Wanting (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições211 exemplares
They Were Divided (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições198 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Chance Acquaintances and Julie de Carneilhan (1940) — Tradutor, algumas edições88 exemplares
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Red Thread: Twenty Years of NYRB Classics: A Selection (2019) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Roumanian Journey (1992) — Introdução, algumas edições27 exemplares
The Rash Adventurer: A Life of John Pendlebury (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições22 exemplares
Vanishing Greece (1991) — Introdução, algumas edições22 exemplares
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (2002) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Forever Ulysses — Tradutor, algumas edições11 exemplares
Ghika: Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures — Tradutor, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Leigh Fermor, Patrick
Nome legal
Leigh Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael
Outros nomes
Fermor, Paddy Leigh
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, England.
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Worcestershire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Kardamyli, Mani, Greece
Worcestershire, England, UK
King's School, Canterbury, England, UK (expelled)
Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
army officer (WWII)
travel writer
Fermor, Lewis Leigh (father)
Chatwin, Bruce (friend)
Moss, W. Stanley (fellow officer)
Fielding, Xan (fellow officer, friend)
Eyres Monsell, Joan (spouse)
Hayden, Sir Henry Hubert (godfather) (mostrar todos 7)
Fielding, Daphne (friend)
Special Operations Executive (WWII)
British Army (WWII)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Distinguished Service Order
Order of the Phoenix, Greece (Commander)
Royal Society of Literature Companion of Literature
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Knight Bachelor (2004)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
Jock Murray (John Murray)

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Patrick Leigh Fermor was one of the world's great travellers and travel writers. He was also a courageous officer in the British Special Operations Executive in World War II. The BBC once described him as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene."
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Note that this author's surname is Leigh Fermor, first name is Patrick.



Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1915-2011 em Folio Society Devotees (Outubro 2014)


A tale of the mythical island of Saint-Jacques des Alises, full of passion and beauty. The descriptions are magical and the story is worth a listen as the traveler did of events long ago and far away.
TomMcGreevy | 10 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading about Fermor's visits to the various monasteries, having first become enamored with the idea of living the monastic life after reading Geoffrey Moorhouse's Sun Dancing, the history of Skellig Michael. I had the opportunity to tour Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire in 2015, and would love the chance to spend time at a functioning monastery today! While I'm sure that's not an option, one can dream!
classyhomemaker | 30 outras críticas | Dec 11, 2023 |
Since I first encountered PLF's A Time of Gifts, I have been gradually working my way through his works. This collection of his letters covers most of his life, from 1940 until a year before his death in 2011. He was a brilliant writer, which makes his letters easy reading.He was very honest in his letters, which make them fascinating reading, as did his wide circle of friends from Greek monks and former Greek resistance fighters to British literary circles.
nmele | 3 outras críticas | Nov 18, 2023 |



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