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Patrick Leigh Fermor, died last week aged 96 – the end of an era – an ebullient life-giving force, a man who bore his erudition lightly and made Greece his home.  In The Peloponnese, he built a house with stone hewn from the mountains of the Mani [it will now belong to the Benaki Museum of Athens].

Travel writers emulate him and cannot – is it the age of communication which makes their craft more difficult? – who agrees with this point?


  1. I completely agree. Patrick Leigh Fermor traveled by foot and on horseback, with nothing but a notebook and pen. It made all the difference in the world.



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