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Dashing for the post

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Patrick Leigh Fermor. Dashing for the post: Letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman. John Murray 2016 (1st edn, 1st imp.).
Hardback, dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Book condition Fine, apparently unread. DJ near-Fine, very slight indentations near spine.
A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's twenty-fifth birthday, the last when he was ninety-four. His correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner. His letters exhibit many of his most engaging characteristics: his zest for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes - particularly when drinking and, quite separately, driving. Some letters contain glimpses of the great and the good, while others are included purely for the joy of the jokes.

Item details

Author(s):
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
230mm x 150mm
Edition:
1st edition, 1st impression
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1473622468
ISBN-13:
9781473622463
Number of pages:
469
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
Dashing for the post: Letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman

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Patrick Leigh Fermor. Dashing for the post: Letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman. John Murray 2016 (1st edn, 1st imp.).
Hardback, dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Book condition Fine, apparently unread. DJ near-Fine, very slight indentations near spine.
A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's twenty-fifth birthday, the last when he was ninety-four. His correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner. His letters exhibit many of his most engaging characteristics: his zest for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes - particularly when drinking and, quite separately, driving. Some letters contain glimpses of the great and the good, while others are included purely for the joy of the jokes.

Author(s):
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
230mm x 150mm
Edition:
1st edition, 1st impression
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1473622468
ISBN-13:
9781473622463
Number of pages:
469
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
Dashing for the post: Letters, selected and edited by Adam Sisman

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