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  • A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Hook of Holland To The Middle Danube

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $16.95
    • 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: $6.50 - $12.60
    • 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: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781444796582
    • Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
    • Published: October 2014
    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'.
  • Between the Woods and the Water

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $16.95
    • 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 Patrick Leigh Fermor

    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: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399828192
    • Publisher: Folio Society
    • Published: 2004
  • 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."
  • In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    By Deborah Devonshire

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780719568589
    • Publisher: John Murray
    • Published: January 2008
    Bubbling with gaiety and humour, these letters will delight Leigh Fermor and Mitford fans alike
  • In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    By Deborah Devonshire

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780719568572
    • Publisher: John Murray
    • Published: January 2009
    The bestselling letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $17.95
    • 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.
  • Roumeli: Travels In Northern Greece

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171875
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: June 2006
    Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece—stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably bound up with the past. Roumeli describes Patrick Leigh Fermor's wanderings in and around this mysterious and yet very real region. He takes us with him among Sarakatsan shepherds, to the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, and on a mission to track down a pair of Byron's slippers at Missolonghi. As he does, he brings to light the inherent conflicts of the Greek inheritance—the tenuous links to the classical and Byzantine heritage, the legacy of Ottoman domination—along with an underlying, even older world, traces of which Leigh Fermor finds in the hills and mountains and along stretches of barely explored coast.Roumeli is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor's famous Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese.
  • Seven Deadly Sins

    By Angus Wilson

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585790432
    • Publisher: Akadine Press
    • Published: September 2002
  • The Seven Deadly Sins

    By Angus Wilson

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780688116132
    • Publisher: Quill / William Morrow
    • Published: August 1992
    A collection of essays reissued thirty decades after its conception features some of the greatest writers of the century commenting on their favorite deadly sins--from W. H. Auden on Anger to Angus Wilson on Envy. 15,000 first printing. Reprint.
  • The Violins of Saint-Jacques (NYRB Classics)

    By Patrick Leigh Fermor

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

    By Nicolas Bouvier

    Our Price: $18.95
    • 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)

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