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Three Letters from the Andes

The celebrated twentieth-century travel writer's remarkable journey through the high Andes of Peru.
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In December 1933, at the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) walked across Europe, reaching Constantinople in early 1935. He travelled on into Greece, where in Athens he met Balasha Cantacuzene, with whom he lived - mostly in Rumania - until the outbreak of war. Serving in occupied Crete, he led a successful operation to kidnap a German general, for which he won the DSO and was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. After the war he began writing, and travelled extensively round Greece with Joan Eyres Monsell whom he later married. Towards the end of his life he wrote the first two books about his early trans-European odyssey, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. He planned a third, unfinished at the time of his death in 2011, which has since been edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper and published as The Broken Road.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 128
Erscheinungsdatum 03.01.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7195-6685-1
Verlag Murray Publications Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,9/1,2 cm
Gewicht 95 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 19.90
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