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Night Train to Seville


I was a lethargic late-developer,
hiding away from life in books.
Books were my world; they contained the world.
I scoffed at travellers; their vain hopes to win, 523 more words


the man of the mani

There was a very good radio programme about Patrick Leigh Fermor and the Mani on Radio 4 yesterday.  You can listen to it here.  Definitely worth it.   13 more words

The stratagems of aristocratic survival, in Colette's Julie de Carneilhan

This week’s letter is C, and today’s author is Colette. Julie de Carneilhan was published in 1941, reprinted by Penguin in the 1950s in an English translation by Patrick Leigh Fermor. 1,408 more words


A Week With Words (11)

At the end of April I started writing a post for my Second Achilles blog. It grew and grew and I got discouraged so put it to one side. 772 more words

Twentieth Century Literature

Every day, a miracle

The Greek island of Santorini is famous for its singular beauty, shaped by ancient catastrophe. Like many of Greece’s treasures, it is a ruin, the curved remnant of an immense volcanic crater. 747 more words


An Adventure - asking the questions about Paddy and Joan's marriage

Perhaps a rather belated link to the Harvard Review Online but one that openly questions some of the things that Artemis probably deliberately left out, and worthy for a quick read for that point only. 868 more words

Patrick Leigh Fermor