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Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, Artemis Cooper

Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure
Title
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Title remainder
an adventure
Statement of responsibility
Artemis Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the adventurer, soldier, and author whose "enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. Before the year was out, he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, while his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
"Patrick Leigh Fermor's enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosityfor every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses. At the outbreak of war he left his lover, Princess Balasha Cantacuzene, in Romania and returned to England to enlist. Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps, he became one of the handful of Allied officers supporting the Cretan resistance to the German occupation. In 1944 he commanded the Anglo-Cretan team that abducted General Heinrich Kreipe and spirited him away to Egypt. A journey to theCaribbean, stays in monasteries, and explorations all over Greece provided the subjects for his first books. It was not until he and his wife had moved to southern Greece that he returned to his earliest walk. In these books, which took many years to write, he created a vision of a prewar Europe, which in its beauty and abundance has never been equaled. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Leigh Fermor and his closest friends, and has had complete access to his archive.Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts--no one wore their learning so playfully nor inspired such passionate friendship"--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10183887
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Artemis
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G154.F47
LC item number
C66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Travel writers
  • Soldiers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an adventure
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, Artemis Cooper
Link
9781590176740.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013020807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781590176740
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013020807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure, Artemis Cooper
Link
9781590176740.jpg
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013020807
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781590176740
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013020807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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