Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper

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April 2013, no. 350
The peripatetic and adventurous Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

by Artemis Cooper

John Murray (Hachette Australia), $49.99 hb, 464 pp, 9780719554490

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350

However much we may locate the joy of travel in the sudden revelations of a new experience, one of its most enduring pleasures lies in collecting for later. For the collector–traveller, journeys abroad offer an escape from the familiar and, as importantly, a chance to assemble a different kind of education from the one we receive at home, a living textbook shaped by first-hand encounters and the possibility and urgency of adventure.

The peripatetic and adventurous Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

by Artemis Cooper

John Murray (Hachette Australia), $49.99 hb, 464 pp, 9780719554490

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