Words of Mercury

Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.

Words of Mercury

Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

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Words of Mercury
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where
Words of Mercury
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-03 - Publisher: Skyhorse

A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century. The adventures of Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, Britain’s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople—the entire length of Europe—at the tender age of eighteen. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and,
The Words of Mercury
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Noel Purdon
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974-06 - Publisher: Longwood PressLtd

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The words of mercury. [William] Shakespeare and Engl. mythography of the Renaissance
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Noel Purdon
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

Books about The words of mercury. [William] Shakespeare and Engl. mythography of the Renaissance
The Words of Mercury
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Noel Purdon
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

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