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The World’s Greatest Travel Writer and His First Journey


New Patrick Leigh Fermor biography by Artemis Cooper, published this week. I bought it yesterday at one of my favourite bookshops, Heywood Hill in Curzon Street. We all had a lovely time there and came away with a nice big bag of delicious books! Just started this and I know I'm going to enjoy it.

from The Happy Foodie

Patrick Leigh Fermor's Moussaka

Patrick Leigh Fermor's Moussaka a delicious take on a classic Greek recipe from Rick Stein's cookbook From Venice to Istanbul. Perfect for an informal dinner party or an extra-special family meal.


Patrick Leigh Fermor: The man who walked

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011): At age 18 walked the length of Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Arguably one of the best travel writers of our generation, his novels have inspired many great writers, notably Ian Fleming's James Bond. #JetsetterCurator


In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor by Patrick Leigh Fermor,