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  • A Life in Letters

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781681371566
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2017
  • A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From The Hook of Holland To The Middle Danube

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171653
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2005
    A story of youthful adventure fashioned of a prodigiouis talent for friendship, keen powers of observation, and the courage of an insatiable curiosity - that evokes a now-vanished world, as well as producing a remarkable unfolding of the history and culture of Central Europe. Index. 321p.
  • A Time to Keep Silence

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590172445
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2007
    While still a teenager, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his way across Europe, as recounted in his classic memoirs A Time of Gifts, and Between the Woods and the Water. During WWII, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. But here, in A TIME TO KEEP SILENCE, Leigh Fermor writes about a more inward journey, descrinbes his several sojourns in some of Europe's oldest and most venerable monasteries, i.e., the Abbey of St. Wandrille, at Solesmes, Le Grande Trappe, and the rock monasteries of Cappadocia. More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life. 96p.
  • Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781444796605
    • Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
    • Published: January 0001
    A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'.
  • Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation in Crete

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590179383
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2015
    One of the most daring feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on April 26, 1944.Abducting a General, now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor’s own account of the kidnapping. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by the acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious firsthand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor’s intelligence reports sent from caves deep within Crete, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril under which the SOE and Resistance were operating, and a guide to the journey that Kreipe took, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site, so that the modern visitor to Crete can relive this extraordinary trip.
  • Between the Woods and the Water

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171660
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2005
    (New York Review Books classics). The book begins where its predecessor, A Time of Gifts, leaves off - in 1934, with the 19-year-old Patrick Leigh Femor standing on a bridge crossing the Danube between Hungary and Slovakia. A trip downriver to Budapest follows, along with passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, villages, onasteries, and mountains that are the haunts of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and sundry religious sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, on the border of Yugoslavia and Romania. 264p.
  • Gigi; Julie de Carneilhan; Chance Aquaintances

    By Colette

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374527853
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2001
    Gigi is the story of a young girl raised in household more concerned with success and money than with the desires of the heart; but Gigi is uninterested in the dishonest society life she observes, and remains exasperatingly herself. Written during the same period, Julie de Carneilhan is a novel based on Colette's last years with her second husband, and focuses on their contest of wills. The third novel here, Chance Acquaintances involves an invalid wife, her philandering husband, & a music-hall dancer whose odd meeting at a French spa affects each of their lives. 309p.
  • Ill Met By Moonlight

    By W. Stanley Moss

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589880665
    • Publisher: Paul Dry Books
    • Published: January 2011
    Here is the account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. British special forces officers W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor, together with a small band of Cretan partisans, kidnapped the general, then evaded German checkpoints and patrols for nearly three weeks as they maneuvered across the mountainous island to a rendezvous with the boat that finally whisked them away to Allied headquarters in Cairo.
  • In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590173589
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2010
    In the spring of 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence. When something caught their interest and they knew the other would be amused, they sent off a letter---there are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, filming with Errol Flynn, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, and, above all, life at Chatsworth, the great house that Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Paddy in the house that he and his wife designed and built on the southernmost peninsula of Greece.There rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo---smart, idiosyncratic, and funny---darts from subject to subject, dashing off letters in her breezy, spontaneous style. Paddy, the polyglot and widely read virtuoso, replies in the fluent polished manner that has earned him recognition as one of the finest writers in the English language.As editor Charlotte Mosely writes, "Much of the charm of the letters lies in their authors' particular outlook on life. Both are acutely observant and clear-sighted about human failings, but their lack of cynicism and gift for looking on the bright side bear out the maxim that the world tends to treat you as you find it. On the whole, the people they meet are good to them, the places they visit enchant them, and they succeed splendidly in all they set out to do. This lightheartendness---a trait that attracted many, often less sunny, people towards them---gives their letters an irresistible fizz and sparkle."
  • Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $7.95 - $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171882
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: June 2006
    The Mani, at the tip of Greece's–and Europe's–southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people's daily lives. Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has been described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene,” bridges the genres of adventure story, travel writing, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century. Here, in the book that confirmed his reputation as one of the English language's finest writers of prose, Patrick Leigh Fermor carries the reader with him on his journeys among the Greeks of the mountains, exploring their history and time-honored lore.Mani is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's celebrated Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece.
  • The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177792
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: January 2015
    In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took the better part of a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of his journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, among the most vivid, absorbing, and beautifully written travel books of all time.The Broken Road, now available in paperback, is the long-awaited account of the final leg of this youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011. Assembled from Leigh Fermor’s manuscripts by his biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron, the book catches up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934, follows him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea, and ends with his arrival in Greece, the country he would fall in love with, fight for, and make his home. Perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor’s books, The Broken Road brings a wonderful literary adventure to a delightful and memorable end.
  • The Violins of Saint-Jacques (NYRB Classics)

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $7.00 - $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177822
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: July 2017
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  • The Way of the World

    By Nicolas Bouvier

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590173220
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2009
    This travel classic recounts the 18-month journey from Yugoslavia to Pakistan, taken by two young Frenchmen just over a half-century ago. Travelling in an unreliable little Fiat, Bouvier and Thierry Vernet made their way across the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, ending their journey at the Khyber Pass. The author's account avoids the clichés of travel writing, giving readers an insightful and fascinating look into a part of the world where Western travelers were not yet common. The text is enlivened by Vernet's pen-and-ink drawings. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • They Were Found Wanting

    By Miklos Banffy

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781905147991
    • Publisher: Arcadia
    • Published: September 2009
    The tale of the two Translyvanian cousins, their loves and very different fortunes continues in this second volume of the Transylvanian trilogy. Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. Laslo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through drink and his own fecklessness. Politicians, quarreling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymen's real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with the Habsburg rule of Hungary from Vienna. Meanwhile...they were oblivious of the impending demise. 470p.
  • Vanishing Greece

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780789200440
    • Publisher: Abbeville Press
    • Published: March 1995

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