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Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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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 928 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 )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 799 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 )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 754 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
A time to keep silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

48 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 744 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
Mani : travels in the southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 728 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
The violins of Saint-Jacques : a tale of the Antilles by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

62 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 635 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."--Amazon.com
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 430 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 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 )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 328 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 269 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 228 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 197 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

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 )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a borrowed rucksack and the lifeline of a pound sterling a week, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off in 1933 from Amsterdam to walk to Constantinople -- a trip that was to take him a year and a half. The first part of that walk was recounted in his remarkable work of travel and autobiography A Time of Gifts. Between the Woods and the Water continues the journey ... [He] planned to live like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar -- sleeping in workhouses, monasteries, and barns. But a chance introduction to Bavaria let to a counterpointing of this rough curriculum with leisurely sojourns in castles ... this part of the journey ends at the Iron Gates, where the Balkans begin. A further and final volume will take the author through the Balkan ranges, followed by a northward sally to Wallachia in southeast Rumania, and down the Black Sea coast to his final goal of Constantinople."--Dust jacket flap
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 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 80 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie de Carneilan and Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick ("Paddy") Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him the better part of a year. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, two works now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, delightful, and beautifully-written travel books of all time. The Broken Road is the long and avidly awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011. Assembled from Leigh Fermor's manuscripts by his prize-winning biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor's books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea. Days and nights on the road, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, friendships lost and found, leading the high life in Bucharest or camping out with fishermen and shepherds: in the The Broken Road such incidents and escapades are described with all the linguistic bravura, odd and astonishing learning, and overflowing exuberance that Leigh Fermor is famous for, but also with a melancholy awareness of the passage of time, especially when he meditates on the scarred history of the Balkans or on his troubled relations with his father. The book ends, perfectly, with Paddy's diary from the winter of 1934, when he had reached Greece, the country he would fall in love with and fight for. Across the space of three quarters of century we can still hear the ringing voice of an irrepressible young man embarking on a life of adventure"--
 
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A time to keep silence
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Roumeli : travels in Northern GreeceThe traveller's tree; a journey through the Caribbean IslandsA time to keep silenceMani : travels in the southern PeloponneseThe 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 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 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 Le- 1915-2011

Λη-Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ

Πάτρικ Λη Φέρμορ

Φέρμορ, Πάτρικ Λη-

Патрик Лий Фермър

Фермор, Патрик Ли

پاتریک لی فرمور

पॅट्रिक ली फरमोर

패디 1915-2011

퍼머, 패트릭 리 1915-2011

パトリック・リー・ファーマー

ファーマー, パトリック・リー

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