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On getting lost

‘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

Everyday Stuff

A Time of Gifts: James Bond Meets Graham Green

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.”[1] Fermor, who recently died in 2011 at the age of 96, was a noted smoker and a social butterfly. 1,047 more words


From Macedonia in Fiction to Crete in Fact

Links to Alexander (2)

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

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Two books on the Kreipe kidnap published this autumn

It appears that we are to be blessed with two books about the kidnap this autumn. Decisions, decisions!

A Bookseller press release states:

Bloomsbury has signed world rights to an account of the kidnapping of a Nazi general involving writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, written by Rick Stroud.

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From Home to the Holy Mountain

Thank you to @VirgilTMorant for mentioning the following review on Twitter

Public Books have published a very insightful review of The Broken Road, the last book in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s trilogy about his walk across Europe between Christmas 1933 and January 1935. 550 more words

Of The Moment

Meteora: Stones of the Sky

“We were deeply engaged in this improbable geology.”
– Patrick Leigh Fermor, Roumeli

I woke early to beat some of the fevered heat of the plains, the kind of humid blaze that leaves you soaked to the skin by mid-morning. 1,578 more words


Mountain Landscape: Mount Ida

Emergency Services
There are not any. So do not have an accident. And if you do, pray for a speedy end on the mountainside. It will be less uncomfortable than the fate that awaits you in most clinics.

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