Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor download free [PDF and Ebook] by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor download free [PDF and Ebook] by Patrick Leigh Fermor year 2016
  • Book name: Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Release date: 2016/7/23
  • Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781473622463
  • Rating: 9.07 of 10
  • Votes: 647
  • Review by: Wren Tuggle
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 496
  • Includes a PDF summary of 53 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road.Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's twenty-fifth birthday, the last when he was ninety-four. His correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner; he wrote his first letter to her in his cell at the monastery Saint Wandrille, the setting for his reflections on monastic life in A Time to Keep Silence. His letters exhibit many of his most engaging characteristics: his zest for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes - particularly when drinking and, quite separately, driving. Here are plenty of extraordinary stories: the hunt for Byron's slippers in one of the remotest regions of Greece; an ignominious dismissal from Somerset Maugham's Villa Mauresque; hiding behind a bush to dub Dirk Bogarde into Greek during the shooting of Ill Met by Moonlight, the film based on the story of General Kreipe's abduction; his extensive travels. Some letters contain glimpses of the great and the good, while others are included purely for the joy of the jokes.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 32H55M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Social & Cultural History, Diaries, Letters & Journals, Travel Writing
  • Available formats: SNB, DOC, WORD, TXT, EPUB, PDF, ODT, HTM. Compressed in TAR.BZ, LHA, CBR, ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 33.64 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x241x44mm
  • Weight: 816g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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