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My Meeting with the Byron of Our Times

A curious mix of over the top homage to Paddy; criticism of Billy Moss’ “stilted” writing style; accusation that the editors of Abducting a General… 3,260 more words

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"A Time of Gifts" by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Fiction is yet to create a hero as magnificent as Patrick Leigh Fermor. He was an extraordinary man, with a talent for writing which matched his talent for living. 930 more words

Happy Birthday Filedem! Born 100 Years Ago Today

Happy birthday Patrick Leigh Fermor born on this day, 11th February 1915.

This has to be one of the most difficult occasions to mark. Should we go big or just keep it to something more modest? 358 more words

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Linguistic update

By this point, I’ve been formally studying Hebrew for longer than I have Latin and Greek. That’s not saying much – both of those only lasted for a semester due to practical issues, requiring me to attempt to keep the flame on my own. 206 more words

Fragments Of Culture

Paddy's Centenary - Petroc Trelawney on BBC Radio 3

Just a quick note to say that I have heard that Petroc Trelawney may play some appropriate music to mark Paddy’s birth on his Breakfast show on BBC Radio 3 next Wednesday 11 February. 7 more words

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Elias Athanassakis - the car spotter - retells the story of Kreipe's kidnap

My thanks to Nick Galousis who highlighted this You Tube video in which Elais Athanassakis, who passed away in 2002, tells the story of the build up to the kidnap and his part in it. 106 more words

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