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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011)

Teoksen A Time of Gifts tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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(eng) Note that this author's surname is Leigh Fermor, first name is Patrick.

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They Were Found Wanting (1934) — Johdanto, eräät painokset211 kappaletta
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Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (2011) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
The Red Thread: Twenty Years of NYRB Classics: A Selection (2019) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
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Vanishing Greece (1991) — Johdanto, eräät painokset22 kappaletta
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (2002) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Leigh Fermor, Patrick
Virallinen nimi
Leigh Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael
Muut nimet
Fermor, Paddy Leigh
Syntymäaika
1915-02-11
Kuolinaika
2011-06-10
Hautapaikka
Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, England.
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
UK
Syntymäpaikka
London, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Worcestershire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Crete
Kardamyli, Mani, Greece
Worcestershire, England, UK
Koulutus
King's School, Canterbury, England, UK (expelled)
Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Ammatit
army officer (WWII)
travel writer
author
Suhteet
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) (näytä kaikki 7)
Fielding, Daphne (friend)
Organisaatiot
Special Operations Executive (WWII)
British Army (WWII)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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
Agentti
Jock Murray (John Murray)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.

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

Kirja-arvosteluja

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.
 
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TomMcGreevy | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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!
 
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classyhomemaker | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
 
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nmele | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 18, 2023 |

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