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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 mindall inspired by a passion for words and language.
"Patrick Leigh Fermor is an exquisite among travel writers." —Sunday Telegraph
"He makes exotic and entertaining friends wherever he goes, has read everything, been everywhere and writes like a dream." —Times
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.
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
About the Author
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.