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The World’s Greatest Travel Writer and His First Journey


On the trail of Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece

On the trail of Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece | Travel | The Guardian

Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor. "At 18, in 1934, he set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople.A rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary.Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, the book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English…


Best Books of 2014 - The Broken Road: From The Iron Gates To Mount Athos

The very long awaited conclusion to Patrick Leigh Fermor's unforgettable, three-part travelogue, which describes his adventures during a walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople (a name he romantically preferred to Istanbul) as a young man in the early 1930s.

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor obituary

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor obituary | Books | The Guardian

Patrick Leigh Fermor: The man who walked

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011): At age 18 walked the length of Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Arguably one of the best travel writers of our generation, his novels have inspired many great writers, notably Ian Fleming's James Bond. #JetsetterCurator