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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

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A Paddy centenary event in Verona - Omaggio a Patrick Leigh Fermor

Luigi Licci, who runs the bookshop La Libreria Gulliver in Verona, Italy, has contacted me to say that he will be running an event on 8 May to celebrate Paddy’s centenary and the publication in 4 June of Italian translation of The Broken Road, under the title… 112 more words

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"Walking the Woods and the Water" by Nick Hunt

When you read Patrick Leigh Fermor’s magical walking memoirs, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to attempt that journey now – would people still be as kind? 1,170 more words

A Week With Words (6)

This week my reading routine went out the window as I went on holiday to Devon. The sunny weather and beautiful countryside did not stop me from finishing three books. 251 more words

Twentieth Century Literature

The Traveller's Tree: The Travel Writing of Patrick Leigh Fermor

William Dalrymple introduces Artemis Cooper discussing Paddy’s writing including his first major work, The Traveller’s Tree, at the Jaipur Literature Festival

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