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by Patrick Leigh & DEVONSHIRE Deborah (Duchess) / MOSLEY Charlotte (ed) FERMOR

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Author: Patrick Leigh & DEVONSHIRE Deborah (Duchess) / MOSLEY Charlotte (ed) FERMOR
ISBN: 0719568587
ISBN13: 978-0719568589
Language: English
Publisher: John Murray; First Edition edition (2008)
Pages: 416
Fb2 eBook: 1969 kb
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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style.

Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues through Between the Woods and the Water (1986), he lived and traveled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania, and fought in Greece and Crete

Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, DCVO (born .

Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, DCVO (born Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford and latterly Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire; 31 March 1920 – 24 September 2014) was an English aristocrat, writer, memoirist and socialite. She was the youngest and last surviving of the six Mitford sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930s and 1940s. and Other Peckings (2009)

The book draws on Leigh Fermor's diary at the time and on an early draft . In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh.

The book draws on Leigh Fermor's diary at the time and on an early draft he wrote in the 1960s. Leigh Fermor arrived in Istanbul on 1 January 1935, then continued to travel around Greece. In March he was involved in the campaign of royalist forces in Macedonia against an attempted Republican revolt. Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the youngest of the six Mitford sisters, was the wife of the 11th Duke of Devonshire).

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Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence. In the spring of 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence. Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence.

Spanning half a century, bursting with wit and conviviality, In Tearing Haste collects the letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. The result is surely one of the great 20th-century correspondences. Leigh Fermor is justly celebrated: writer, war hero and indefatigable traveller. His eye for the natural world and its surprises is unsurpassed and among this collection's greatest pleasures are his dispatches from places far flung

In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor .

In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor (Paperback). Patrick Leigh Fermor (author), Deborah Devonshire (author). In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Deborah Mitford Devonshire, Charlotte Mosley.

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Deborah Mitford Devonshire, Charlotte Mosley. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence

In Tearing Haste : Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh .

In Tearing Haste : Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor. By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor, By (author) Deborah Devonshire. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters.

In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
Comments to eBook In tearing haste: letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
Styphe
I admit to a soft spot for reading about the Mitfords and for reading their correspondence. So this book was right up my street. I loved reading The Duchess of Devonshire's wonderful chat about running an estate, attending the inauguration and funeral of John Kennedy (she was amused that during the inauguration activities the press had to run around trying to figure out just who she was), and the marital problems of "my friend" (the Prince of Wales). She is well-bred and doesn't really gossip, noting only that the had heard that Princess Diana was "not easy." Despite all the glittering people she talks about, you never forget that she also knows an awful lot about sheep and chickens

Patrick Leigh Fermor is that rare creature, a man of action and a man of letter. His books about his travels ("A Time of Gifts," "Between the Woods and the Water") are incredibly well written. Many consider him the finest travel writer ever. His letters are filled with detail and the reader feels he is experiencing adventure right along with the author. During WWII he was involved in the battle of Crete and was captured a German general. His death, earlier this year at the age of 95, was received more coverage in Britain than it did in the States.

I started and ended my day with these letters. Both correspondents were great companions and I hated to see the book come to an end
Endieyab
If you enjoy literate, amusing letters that build a picture in your mind's eye of the people who wrote them, this is a book for you. Yes, it starts in a long-ago era, post WW II, and yes, the letter writers are a British aristocrat and a writer who lived an unconventional, traveling, writing, hob-nob-with-the-aristocracy international set, and who was a war hero, but you end up admiring friendship and entering into the charmed circle of wit, hopes, laughs, sorrows, loves, hard work, and family and friends. A very good read.
Mataxe
So that is how the other half lived... Spirited and witty.
Fast Lovebird
Once I got into the rhythm of their speech, I am finding this just delightful. Two people who were super talented yet so down-to-earth. Thanks to Google, I'm also finding all kinds of interesting info about many of the characters and places they refer too. It's the kind of book you can pick up anytime and always be guaranteed a chuckle, or a . glimpse of some far-off locale inhabited by fascinating people.
Dolid
Enjoyed reading.
snowball
I first read Fermor for his books about walking through Europe as a young man and later
learned that he used those experiences during his military service in World War II.
Gri
a treasure to keep by your nightstand . Fermor has finally. posthumously gottten the acclimation earned over his long adventurous heroic life
I bought it for my wife and she loved it.
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