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Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Overview
Works: 163 works in 684 publications in 9 languages and 11,553 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Case studies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: DJK76.4, 914.0452
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Most widely held works about Patrick Leigh Fermor
 
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Most widely held works by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Mani; travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
57 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels in the Peloponnese
The traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean Islands by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
58 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 1940s Patrick Leigh Fermor, now widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest travel writers, set out to explore the then relatively little-visited islands of the Caribbean. Rather than a comprehensive political or historical study of the region, The Traveller's Tree, Leigh Fermor's first book, gives us his own vivid, idiosyncratic impressions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Haiti, among other islands. Here we watch Leigh Fermor walk the dusty roads of the countryside and the broad avenues of former colonial capitals, equally at home among the peasant and the elite, the laborer and the artist. He listens to steel drum bands, delights in the Congo dancing that closes out Havana's Carnival, and observes vodou and Rastafarian rites, all with the generous curiosity and easy erudition that readers will recognize from his subsequent classic accounts A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water
Roumeli : travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece'stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably bound up with the past. Roumeli describes Patrick Leigh Fermor's wanderings in and around this mysterious and yet very real region. He takes us with him among Sarakatsan shepherds, to the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, and on a mission to track down a pair of Byron's slippers at Missolonghi. As he does, he brings to light the inherent conflicts of the Greek inheritance'the tenuous links to the classical and Byzantine heritage, the legacy of Ottoman domination'along with an underlying, even older world, traces of which Leigh Fermor finds in the hills and mountains and along stretches of barely explored coast. Roumeli is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's famous Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
A time to keep silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
39 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Leigh Fermor set off as a teenager to make his way across Europe, as recorded in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. Later he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. A Time to Keep Silence stands out among Leigh Fermor s various tales of travel and adventure because it is more an inward than an outward voyage. Here Leigh Fermor chronicles his several sojourns in some of Europe s oldest and most celebrated monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of La Grande Trappe, where monks take a vow of silence. Finally, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike landscape, where he seeks some trace of the life of the earliest Christian anchorites. This beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life. Leigh Fermor writes, In the seclusion of a cell--an existence whose quietness is only varied by the silent meals, the solemnity of ritual, and long solitary walks in the woods--the troubled waters of the mind grow still and clear, and much that is hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the surface and can be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a state of peace that is unthought of in the ordinary world
The violins of Saint-Jacques : a tale of the Antilles by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
41 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unorthodox romances, unrestrained passions, and unappeasable feuds of the antiquated French aristocracy and slave-descended commoners of a remote Caribbean island peak at the Mardi Gras Ball of 1902, while the island's volcano broods and flickers in the background
In tearing haste : letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Devonshire( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of letters illuminates the deep friendship between Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, and the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor
A time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The account of Patrick Leigh Fermor's trip on foot from Rotterdam to Constantinople, beginning in 1933
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between the woods and the water : on foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : the middle Danube to the Iron Gates by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary
They were divided by Miklós Bánffy( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final part of Bánffy trilogy reflects the rapidly disintegrating course of events in Central Europe
Julie de Carneilan and Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )
6 editions published between 1941 and 1957 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short, deeply-observed novel about a young woman who remains alone in spite of several marriages and many so- called friends
Ghika : paintings, drawings, sculpture by Ghika( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violins of Saint-Jacques : opera in 3 acts by Malcolm Williamson( )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chambre d'hôtel by Colette( Book )
5 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greece 1940-41 eyewitnessed by Kōstas N Chatzēpateras( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Greek, Modern and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The traveller's tree : island-hopping through the Caribbean in the 1940's by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abducting a general : crete in the war by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colette's Gigi by Colette( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A turn-of-the-century story about a French girl who is groomed to be a courtesan. Her mother, and all other female relatives, have no compunctions about "selling" her to a rich man
 
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Alternative Names
ermor, Patrick Leigh Michael.
Fermor, P. L.
Fermor, P. L. 1915-2011
Fermor, P. L. (Patrick Leigh)
Fermor, P. L. (Patrick Leigh), 1915-2011
Fermor, Paddy
Fermor, Patrick L. 1915-2011
Fermor, Patrick Leigh 1915-
Fermor, Patrick Michael Leigh 1915-2011
Lē-Phermor, Patrik
Le-Phermor, Patrik 1915-2011
Leigh-Fermor, Patrick.
Leigh-Fermor, Patrick 1915-2011
Leigh Fermor, Patrick Michael 1915-2011
Paddy 1915-2011
Phermor, Patrik L. 1915-2011
Phermor, Patrik Lē-
Phermor, Patrik Le- 1915-2011
Λη-Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ
Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ Λη-
ファーマー, パトリック・リー
Languages
English (377)
German (52)
Spanish (20)
Greek, Modern (14)
French (12)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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