Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

An Adventure

Book - 2013
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A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2013]
ISBN: 9781590176740
159017674X
Characteristics: xiii, 448 pages, 8 page of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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deathbird
Oct 16, 2013

Patrick Leigh Fermor's books have always been pretty hard to forget after reading. I always found (and still find) myself going back to reread them again and again. This biography by Cooper is no different. As soon as I finished reading this amazing bio which reads more like an adventure story I had to go out and buy it for myself. Well written you will not get bored but you may wish that you had a time machine to go back in time and live those days and experiences that Fermor did while travelling Europe.

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bluehydrangea
Jun 23, 2013

I thought this was an excellent biography: it's written with clear-eyed honesty and warmth - seems like a rare combination! Really good.

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