Monday, June 13, 2011

R. I. P. Paddy Leigh Fermor

Found out today that Paddy Leigh Fermor died on Friday aged 96. I have never read any of his work, only some of his letters to Debo Mitford, but I feel like I know him a little bit through them. DD's memoirs convey such affection - this must have been a blow. Jan Morris's quiet eulogy has made me want to learn more about this fascinating man. He just seems to have lead an enthralling, long life. PLF and DD's letters and his (apparently greatest) book A Time of Gifts are rocketing up my To Read list.

Best wishes to those who have loved him.

Chuck x

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