British officers conspire with Greek patriots to kidnap a German commander and transport him to Egypt. Factory sealed DVD.
Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters
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; and hiding behind a bush to dub Dirk Bogarde into Greek during the shooting of Ill Met by Moonlight. The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Handsome, spirited, and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. Every one of them entertains. The letters radiate warmth and gaiety; many are enhanced with witty illustrations and comic verse, while others contain riddles and puns. The letters exhibit many of fermor’s most engaging characteristics: his lust for life, his lyrical descriptive powers, his exuberance, quite separately, his unending curiosity, his love of language, and his tendency to get into scrapes—particularly when drinking and, driving.
. He was also a wonderful friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy’s twenty-fifth birthday, Nancy Mitford, and his lifelong companion, Diana Cooper, and the correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Lawrence Durrell, the last when he was ninety-four, Joan Rayner.
The Cretan Runner: His story of the German Occupation
So began the cretan Resistance and the young shepherd’s career as a wartime runner. George psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: “It was in May 1941 that, high in the sky, all of a sudden, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer.
The german parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, before Crete fell to the Germans. In this unique account of the resistance, and his enduring friendships with british officers like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow Cretans, and good humor.
Includes thirty-two black-and-white photographs and a map. New york Review of Books.
Ill Met By Moonlight
Stanley moss and patrick leigh fermor, kidnapped the general, together with a small band of Cretan partisans, then evaded numerous 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.
It was a mad adventure, and it came off. Stanley moss was a World War II hero and later a best-selling author. New york Review of Books. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica. This amazing story is marvelously well told, in an exuberant, racing style that makes it impossible to lay the book aside once the first page is read.
San francisco chronicleill met by moonlight is the gripping account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. He traveled extensively after the war, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. British special forces officers W. Paul dry books also publishes a war of shadows, moss's sequel to Ill Met By Moonlight—a rousing account of his World War II adventures as an agent in Crete, Macedonia, and the Siamese jungle.
Moss recorded the whole escapade in a diary, which survives as a thrilling account of one of the most reckless and dramatic actions of the war. Patrick leigh Fermor"A twin masterpiece of action and narrative. Spectator"an exciting account of a feat which demanded an extreme of daring and determination.
A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics
Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s book explores a remarkable moment in time. A time of gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains.
New york Review of Books. At the age of eighteen, patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, an account of a journey, A Time of Gifts is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come.
A time of gifts on foot to constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, and down to the Danube.
Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation in Crete
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. New york Review of Books. A time of gifts on foot to constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics.
Also included in this book are leigh fermor’s intelligence reports sent from caves deep within Crete, and a guide to the journey that Kreipe took, as well as the peril under which the SOE and Resistance were operating, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site, so that the modern visitor to Crete can relive this extraordinary trip.
One of the most daring feats in patrick leigh fermor’s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, on April 26, the German commander in Crete, 1944. Abducting a general, now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor’s own account of the kidnapping. New york Review of Books.
Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates New York Review Books Classics
New york Review of Books. A time of gifts on foot to constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics. A detour to the luminous splendors of prague is followed by a trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania.
The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very moment where his first volume left off. New york Review of Books. Between the woods and the water, the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts. Continuing the epic foot journey across europe begun in a time of gifts the journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume.
Remote castles, where, the division between the carpathian mountains and the Balkans, for now, wolves, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, gypsies, eagles, mountain villages, the story ends. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic.
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Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese New York Review Books Classics
New york Review of Books. Patrick leigh fermor, ” bridges the genres of adventure story, and Graham Greene, James Bond, travel writing, who has been described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century. Mani is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor’s celebrated Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece.
New york Review of Books. 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. 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.
New york Review of Books. A time of gifts on foot to constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics. The mani, at the tip of greece’s—and Europe’s—southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Used book in Good Condition.
Notorious The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos NYRB Classics
Used book in Good Condition. In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople. Decades later, leigh fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, absorbing, works now celebrated as among the most vivid, and beautifully written travel books of all time.
The broken road is the account of the final leg of his journey, catching up with Paddy in the fall of 1934, following him through Bulgaria and Romania and ending in Greece. A time of gifts on foot to constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube New York Review Books Classics. Days and nights on the road, friendships lost and found, leading the high life in Bucharest or camping out with fishermen and shepherds—such incidents and escapades are described with all the linguistic bravura and astonishing learning that Leigh Fermor is famous for, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, but also with a melancholy awareness of the passage of time.
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The Battle of the River Plate
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