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The travels and writings of Britain's legendary Patrick Leigh Fermor
 
Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 years old when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, his touch in unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind—all inspired by a passion for words and language.

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Collected travel writings from one of the finest exponents of the genre. Features extracts from Fermor's best known works including "A Time of Gifts" and "Between the Woods and the Water". The hardback was a bestseller and received much acclaim. "The greatest of living travel writers" Jan Morris

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A collection of the most delightful and evocative pieces from books, journalism and letters by Patrick Leigh Fermor - the 'greatest living travel writer'. The hardback of 'Words of Mercury' was a bestseller.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor was a British author, scholar, and soldier. He was widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest travel writers. His other books include classic, A Time of Gifts.

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ISBN:
9780719561061
Author:
FERMOR, PATRICK LEIGH
Editor:
COOPER, ARTEMIS
Author:
COOPER, ARTEMIS
Author:
FERMOR, PATRICK LEIGH
Publisher:
John Murray Publishers
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Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
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Travel Writing-General
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040719
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Collected travel writings from one of the finest exponents of the genre. Features extracts from Fermor's best known works including "A Time of Gifts" and "Between the Woods and the Water". The hardback was a bestseller and received much acclaim. "The greatest of living travel writers" Jan Morris
"Synopsis" by , A collection of the most delightful and evocative pieces from books, journalism and letters by Patrick Leigh Fermor - the 'greatest living travel writer'. The hardback of 'Words of Mercury' was a bestseller.
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