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The Resource Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman

Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman

Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters
Title
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Title remainder
a life in letters
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Adam Sisman
Title variation
Life in letters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for a commission in the Irish Guards. He had hurried back to England from Romania in September 1939, expecting to die within weeks of being sent into action, like his friend who was a junior officer in the First World War. The last two were written on the same day, when Paddy (as he called himself, and almost everyone else called him) was ninety-four, a widower, very deaf, and suffering from tunnel vision, which made it hard for him to read even his own handwriting. His voice was already hoarse from the throat cancer that would kill him seventeen months later. But these last letters, like the first and most of the others printed here, exude a zest that was characteristic. From first to last, Paddy's letters radiate warmth and gaiety. Often they are decorated with witty illustrations and enhanced by comic verse. Sometimes they contain riddles and cringe-making puns"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6056.E65
LC item number
Z48 2016
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sisman, Adam
Series statement
New York Review book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Travel writers
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Travel writers
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Original title: Dashing for the Post
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn973530807
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781681371566
Lccn
2017014756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o973530807
  • (OCoLC)973530807
Label
Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman
Publication
Note
Original title: Dashing for the Post
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn973530807
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781681371566
Lccn
2017014756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o973530807
  • (OCoLC)973530807

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