Patrick Leigh Fermor blog: 2010 in review

Thank you for all your support and comments in 2010. The success of this blog has been incredible and it just goes to show how popular Paddy remains. I am sure you will want me to send him all our best wishes for good health and progress with Vol 3 in 2011.

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2010 since it opened in March. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 136 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 164 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 126mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 25th with 435 views. The most popular post that day was Angéla and Paddy’s visit to Cluj-Napoca.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for patrick leigh fermor, patrick leigh fermor obituary, leigh fermor, duke of devonshire, and debo devonshire.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Angéla and Paddy’s visit to Cluj-Napoca September 2010
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Xan Fielding Obituary May 2010


Photographs April 2010
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About & Contact March 2010


Chatsworth Celebrates the Many Lives of Deborah Devonshire May 2010


4 thoughts on “Patrick Leigh Fermor blog: 2010 in review

  1. G. Michael Paine

    Amazon in the U.S. does not seem to have the bio on advanced order, is it only Amazon in the U.K.?

  2. Rika Ohara

    I can’t believe I’m seeing this!

    “Between the Woods and the Water” has been a major inspiration for my next film and its characters.

    Best wishes for 2011,
    Rika Ohara


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