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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Kári Gíslason teaches creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology. His book The Promise of Iceland was published by University of Queensland Press in 2011. His newest novel is The Ash Burner.
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