Paddy Leigh Fermor and friends: Explorations in his archive

An illustrated lecture in English by Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith (former UK Ambassador to  Greece 1996-99).  – Free entry.

Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), also known as Paddy Fermor, was a British author, scholar and soldier who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during the Second World War. He was widely regarded as Britain’s greatest living travel writer during his lifetime,  based on books such as A Time of Gifts (1977). A BBC journalist once described him as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene.” The Patrick Leigh Fermor Society was formed in 2014 –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leigh_Fermor

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