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A picture of Paddy at his house in Kardamyli

Searching through my archive I found this picture of Paddy taken in Kardamyli sometime in the 2000’s. Notice the dishes for cat food in the corner!

Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Week With Words (3)

I have had a good reading week, finally catching up with Pfangirl’s on-going saga Easier to Run and finishing not one but two books – Spanish Steps by Tim Moore and Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding. 741 more words

Twentieth Century Literature

A Time of Gifts

In the indispensable walk book A Time of Gifts (1977) Patrick Leigh Fermor introduces a character he calls The Polymath. Fermor, eighteen years old and drummed out of his English school, set off on foot for Constantinople in 1933. 329 more words


The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor

“The irony of the publication of his final, posthumous work is that it creates, retrospectively and almost accidentally, something of that meaningful arc for the entire trilogy. 4,785 more words

Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Week With Words (1)

My literary life has been very up-and-down this week. Up till Wednesday, my reading went very well but as of today had I not opened a book late last night I should not have touched anything since Thursday. 446 more words

Twentieth Century Literature

Why I Am Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker

About a year ago I had this notion that I would read every issue of… 642 more words

Some thoughts on Patrick Leigh Fermor and The Broken Road.

“Get on with it man!” (Believe it or not Patrick Leigh Fermor also enjoyed writing breaks in between smoking cigarettes and admiring the view from the terrace of his Greek home).  2,008 more words

Twentieth Century Literature