‘For Woolf, getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.’ 345 more words
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Patrick Leigh Fermor, a famous British writer and traveler, made famous for his exploits with the Cretan partisans in World War II and for his personal travels and recounting tales of these travels, has been described as a “cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene.” Fermor, who recently died in 2011 at the age of 96, was a noted smoker and a social butterfly. 1,047 more words
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5th August 2014
Historical Fiction can speak very clearly to the present and to the past
The Guardian Book Club – references Mary Renault’s Fire From Heaven… 156 more words
It appears that we are to be blessed with two books about the kidnap this autumn. Decisions, decisions!
A Bookseller press release states:
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Bloomsbury has signed world rights to an account of the kidnapping of a Nazi general involving writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, written by Rick Stroud.