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Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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Works: 172 works in 754 publications in 9 languages and 14,278 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vGreek  Case studies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PQ2605.O28, 233.2
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Mani; travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mani, at the tip of Greece's'and Europe's'southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people's daily lives. Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has been described as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene," bridges the genres of adventure story, travel writing, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century. Here, in the book that confirmed his reputation as one of the English language's finest writers of prose, Patrick Leigh Fermor carries the reader with him on his journeys among the Greeks of the mountains, exploring their history and time-honored lore. Mani is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's celebrated Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece
Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gigi" is the story of a young girl being raised in a household more concerned with success and money than with the desires of the heart. But Gigi is uninterested in the dishonest society life she observes all around her and remains exasperatingly Gigi ... "Julie de Carneilhan," focuses on a contest of wills between Julie, an elegant woman of forty, and her ex-husband. "Chance Acquaintances," a novella, involves an invalid wife, her philandering husband, and a music-hall dancer whose odd meeting at a French spa affects and indelibly marks each one of their lives.-Back cover
The traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean Islands by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

63 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 859 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 )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 745 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 )

45 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 685 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 )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 536 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 441 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
Forever Ulysses : a novel by C. P Rodocanachi( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picaresque novel of poor boy from Cephalonia, Greece, who made his fortune in Africa. First published in the UK as "No Innocent Abroad" " C. P. Rodocanachi's Forever Ulysses recasts the ancient epic to suit modern times. The hero was a combination of Homer's great wanderer and Sir Basil Zaharoff, an adventurous and successful entrepreneur, equal in cunning to his prototype, he covered the world in his travels
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: "It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer." The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, and Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan resistance and the young shepherd's career as a war-time runner. In this unique account of Resistance life, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow-Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor"--
A time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account of Patrick Leigh Fermor's trip on foot from Rotterdam to Constantinople, beginning in 1933
7 by Colette of the Academy Goncourt : Gigi, The cat, Chéri, The last of Chéri, My mother's house, Chance acquaintances, The vagabond by Colette( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 235 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 )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 191 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
Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through 22 German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island
Albanian assignment by David Smiley( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were divided by Mikls Bnffy( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal hero Balint is at odds with the politics of his time. He describes the idyllic pre-industrial world of Hungarian Transylvania, later to fall into the hands of the Nazis then the Communists, his love for Adrienne, and a Proustian society bent on its own destruction
Three letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie de Carneilan and Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1957 in English and held by 72 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
The violins of Saint-Jacques : opera in 3 acts by Malcolm Williamson( )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghika : paintings, drawings, sculpture by Ghika( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven deadly sins by Ian Fleming( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sparkling curiosity was inspired by Ian Fleming, who in 1962 had the intriguing idea of asking eminent British writers to comment on the deadly sins for the London Sunday Times. The result is a colletive display of wit, erudition, and common sense, as each author essays his or her assigned vice."--Cover
 
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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, Paddy 1915-2011

Fermor, Patrick L. 1915-2011

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

Patricius Leigh Fermor scriptor

Patrick Leigh Fermor britischer Schriftsteller und Special Operations Executive-Agent

Patrick Leigh Fermor britisk skribent

Patrick Leigh Fermor Brits schrijver

Patrick Leigh Fermor brittisk frfattare

Patrick Leigh Fermor scrittore e viaggiatore britannico

Phermor, Patrik L. 1915-2011

Phermor, Patrik Lē-

Phermor, Patrik Le- 1915-2011

Λη-Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ

Πάτρικ Λη Φέρμορ

Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ Λη-

Патрик Лий Фермър

Фермор, Патрик Ли

पॅट्रिक ली फरमोर

ファーマー, パトリック・リー

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Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintancesThe traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean IslandsRoumeli : travels in Northern GreeceA time to keep silenceThe violins of Saint-Jacques : a tale of the AntillesIn tearing haste : letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh FermorThe Cretan runner; his story of the German occupationA time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube