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BOTW0120121119Recently-expelled 18-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor embarks on an epic walk across Europe.
Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.
Not long expelled, wearying of London and the bright lights, with dreams of becoming a writer, the 18 year old Patrick Leigh Fermor embarked in 1933 on his epic walk across Europe which was to form the basis for his award-winning and best-loved books, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.
Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.
BOTW0220121120On his epic quest across Europe, the aspiring writer enters the Ottoman east.
Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.
The aspiring writer, on his epic quest across Europe, enters the Ottoman East.
Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins
BOTW0320121121As a young solider in Crete, Paddy devises the plan that was to turn him into a war hero.
Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.
As a young solider in Crete, he devises the audacious plan which was to turn him into a war hero.
Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins
BOTW0420121122Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.
Love flourishes in Cairo and in 1948 Paddy retreats to a monastery to write his first book.
Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.
Love blooms in Cairo, and, in 1948, Paddy retreats to a monastery to write his first book.
BOTW05 LAST20121123Fascinating insight into the creative journey that culminated in A Time of Gifts.
Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.
The construction of Paddy's "power-house for prose" in Greece and a fascinating insight into the remarkable creative journey which culminated in the award-wining, A Time of Gifts.
Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

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