Download e-book for kindle: Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor by Patrick Leigh Fermor,Adam Sisman

By Patrick Leigh Fermor,Adam Sisman

ISBN-10: 1473622468

ISBN-13: 9781473622463

ISBN-10: 1473622492

ISBN-13: 9781473622494

A revelatory selection of letters written by means of the writer of The damaged Road.

Handsome, lively and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was once a struggle hero and one of many maximum trip writers of his iteration. He was once additionally a spectacularly proficient buddy.

The letters during this assortment span nearly seventy years, the 1st written ten days sooner than Paddy's twenty-fifth birthday, the final whilst he used to be ninety-four. His correspondents comprise Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong better half, Joan Rayner; he wrote his first letter to her in his mobile on the monastery Saint Wandrille, the atmosphere for his reflections on monastic existence in A Time to maintain Silence. His letters express lots of his most tasty features: his zest for all times, his never-ending interest, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes - fairly whilst ingesting and, fairly individually, using.

Here are lots of awesome tales: the quest for Byron's slippers in a single of the remotest areas of Greece; an ignominious dismissal from Somerset Maugham's Villa Mauresque; hiding at the back of a bush to dub Dirk Bogarde into Greek through the capturing of Ill Met by way of Moonlight, the movie in line with the tale of normal Kreipe's abduction; his wide travels. a few letters comprise glimpses of the good and the nice, whereas others are integrated simply for the enjoyment of the jokes.

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