Patrick Leigh Fermor six books are published by NYRB Classics: A Time of Gifts; Between the Woods and the Water; A Time to Keep Silence; Mani; Roumeli; and The Traveller’s Tree. Also, NYRB is the publisher of In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor. (these book are astonishingly wonderful. rw)
Patrick Leigh Fermor. The activities of British Special Operations Executive agents undercover in Greece are exemplified by Patrick Leigh Fermor, a writer and soldier who spent two years disguised as a shepherd on Crete during the German occupation.
A Visit with Patrick Leigh Fermor ~ Simply wonderful. Assuming, that is, you like gossipy stories involving Somerset Maugham, John Huston, Darryl Zanuck, Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Robert Byron, Bruce Chatwin, and the Sitwell family (“I was rather thick with Sachie and Georgia at the time, and they were very kind to me”). Interspersed with tales of wartime derring-do and the golden age of film. If none of that appeals, I really don’t know what to advise.