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Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Works: 273 works in 1,043 publications in 11 languages and 17,594 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  History  Personal correspondence  Travel writing  Autobiographies  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Novels  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Scenarist, Creator, pre, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PQ2605.O28, 910.4092
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Most widely held works about Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 931 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
Roumeli : travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the author's travels through Northern Greece as he explores the geography of thearea and discusses connections between classical and Byzantine heritage and the history of the Ottoman empire and tries to track down Lord Byron's slippers
The traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean Islands by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author's first travel book, "The Traveller's Tree" won the Heinemann Foundation Prize for Literature, thus establishing him as an author. An account of his extensive travels through the Caribbean during the 1940s, Paddy Leigh Fermor's debut was utilized by Ian Fleming in "Live and Let Die." Fleming's references to Haitian voodoo culture and the character of zombie voodoo god, Baron Samedi, were directly influenced by "The Traveller's Tree.' Once described by the BBC as a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a friend and contemporary of Ian Fleming and his brother, fellow explorer, Peter. Fermor also contributed a chapter entitled "Gluttony" to Ian Fleming's "The Seven Deadly Sins, (1962)." -- description from Henry Sotheran Limited, bookseller
Mani : travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his travels through the mountains of southern Greece, exploring the isolated peninsula of Mani, at which time could only be accessed by boat during the early twentieth century
A time to keep silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

52 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 740 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 )

63 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This slim book starts with the meeting of an English traveler and an enigmatic elderly Frenchwoman on an Aegean island. He is captivated by her painting of a busy Caribbean port in the shadow of a volcano, which leads her to tell him the story of her childhood in that town back at the beginning of the twentieth century. The tale she unfolds, set in the tropical luxury of the island of Saint-Jacques, is one of romantic intrigue and decadence involving the descendants of slaves and a fading French aristocracy. Then, on the night of the annual Mardi Gras ball, a whole world comes to a catastrophic and haunting end."
Die Entführung des Generals by Patrick Leigh Fermor( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zusammen mit seiner Frau GABRIELE KEMPF ALLIÉ, 1954 in Mainz geboren, übersetzte er Fermors "Zwischen Wäldern und Wassern" sowie "Der Baum des Reisenden", "Mani" und "Rumeli"
In tearing haste : letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Devonshire( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 438 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
Dans la nuit et le vent : Oeuvre complète by Patrick Leigh Fermor( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une trilogie encensée par la critique! Marchez sur les traces de Patrick Leigh Fermor et découvrez l'Europe comme vous ne l'aviez jamais imaginéeUn matin gris de décembre 1933, le jeune Patrick Leigh Fermor quitte l'Angleterre avec l'idée de traverser l'Europe à pied jusqu'à Constantinople. Une aventure qui sera le grand événement de sa vie et dont il tirera un récit magistral en deux volumes (Le Temps des offrandes et Entre fleuve et forêt), aussitôt reconnus comme des chefs-d'œuvre. Mais plutôt que d'arriver à Constantinople, le second livre s'arrêtait aux gorges du Danube, à la frontière d
Forever Ulysses : a novel by C. P Rodocanachi( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 364 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
A time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

75 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account of Patrick Leigh Fermor's trip on foot from Rotterdam to Constantinople, beginning in 1933
Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1932 der Schule in Canterbury verwiesen, weil er sich "in ein Mädchen beim Gemüsehändler verguckte", organisierte als britischer Agent auf Kreta den Widerstand, zählt zu den bedeutendsten englischsprachigen Reiseschriftstellern und lebte jahrzehntelang in Griechenland auf der steinigen Halbinsel Mani. Seine Wanderungen durch ein archaisches unberührtes Land auf den Spuren des mythischen Altertums erschienen erstmals 1958
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 255 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"--
Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 227 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
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 )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albanian assignment by David Smiley( Book )

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

Early in 1943, David Smiley volunteered to join the Special Operations Executive for service in the Balkans: Smiley and his small group of colleagues were to help the Albanian resistance fighters to drive out their German occupiers. Living off the land in harsh, inhospitable country, they took part in a savage guerilla war and, as the enemy withdrew, they found themselves caught up in a vicious civil war between the Communist partisans and the royalists
Between the woods and the water : on foot to Constantinople : the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 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
The traveller's tree : island-hopping through the Caribbean in the 1940's by Patrick Leigh Fermor( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were divided by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They Were Divided reflects the rapidly disintegrating course of events in central Europe on the eve of WWI. A literary masterpiece, in the foreground, it tells the story of Balint and his flawed cousin, Laszlo Gyeroffy, told with humour and bittersweet nostalgia for a paradise lost through folly. In the background, the sinister and fast-moving events in the Balkans eventually not only lead to a horrific war, but also to the complete dismemberment of their once-great country
Three letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A time to keep silence
Roumeli : travels in Northern GreeceThe traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean IslandsMani : travels in the southern PeloponneseA time to keep silenceThe violins of Saint-Jacques : a tale of the AntillesIn tearing haste : letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh FermorA time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle DanubeMani
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 Leigh

Fermor, Patrick Leigh Michael

Fermor, Patrick Michael Leigh 1915-2011

L e-Phermor, Patrik

Lē-Phermor, Patrik

Le-Phermor, Patrik 1915-2011

Leigh-Fermor, Patrick

Leigh-Fermor, Patrick 1915-2011

Leigh-Fermor, Patrick 1915-2011 1915-1996

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 British author, scholar and soldier

Patrick Leigh Fermor britisk skribent

Patrick Leigh Fermor Brits schrijver

Patrick Leigh Fermor brittisk författare

Patrick Leigh Fermor escritor, historiador y soldado británico

Patrick Leigh Fermor scrittore e viaggiatore britannico

Phermor, Patrik L. 1915-2011

Phermor, Patrik L e-

Phermor, Patrik Lē-

Phermor, Patrik Lē 1915-2011

Λη-Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ

Πάτρικ Λη Φέρμορ

Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ Λη-

Патрик Лий Фермър

Фермор, Патрик Ли

باتريك لى فيرمور

باتريك لي فيرمور

پاتریک لی فرمور

पॅट्रिक ली फरमोर

패디 1915-2011

퍼머, 패트릭 리 1915-2011


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