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When did Patrick Leigh Fermor die?
June 10, 2011
Patrick Leigh Fermor/Date of death
When was Patrick Leigh Fermor born?
February 11, 1915
Patrick Leigh Fermor/Date of birth
Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor – known in early life as Michael and later to his many friends as Paddy – was born in London on 11 February 1915.
Where did Patrick Leigh Fermor live?
The house in Kardamyli, Greece that belonged to travel writer Patrick “Paddy” Joan Leigh Fermor and his wife drew a bohemian crowd of artists and intellectuals from the 1970s through the early ’90s.
How did Patrick Fermor become a travel writer?
In the shadow of Mount Taygetus, Leigh Fermor spent many a day and night wandering through the olive groves in the ethereal Greek light. His surroundings inspired him to write one of his most famous works, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, a book that can inspire you to book a flight immediately.
How old was Patrick Leigh Fermor when he died?
‘A dangerous mixture of sophistication and recklessness’: Patrick Leigh Fermor in Saint Malo, France, in 1992. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has died aged 96, was an intrepid traveller, a heroic soldier and a writer with a unique prose style.
How many items are in the Patrick Leigh Fermor archive?
The Patrick Leigh Fermor Archive is a collection of over 10,000 items of correspondence, literary manuscripts, articles and research papers, diaries, passports, sketches and photographs relating to Sir Patrick ‘Paddy’ Leigh Fermor (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), a British author, scholar, veteran, and adventurer.
Who was Patrick Fermor in World War 2?
Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor (also known as Paddy Fermor ), DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011) was a British author, scholar and soldier who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during World War II.
When did Patrick Leigh Fermor publish his first book?
In 1950 Leigh Fermor published his first book, The Traveller’s Tree, about his post-war travels in the Caribbean. The book won the Heinemann Foundation Prize for Literature and established his career.