Remembering Patrick Leigh Fermor 1915-2011

Today is the second anniversary of Paddy’s death and we miss him as much as ever. As we have seen with yesterday’s announcement of the death of Magouche Fielding, his generation of friends still with us is becoming smaller, but I know from the many comments that you make that Paddy, and his generation still have the ability to inspire us to read, to travel, and to experience new things in life.

I am sure that he would have enjoyed reading Artemis Cooper’s biography, if perhaps feeling somewhat embarrassed about certain revelations, but smiling at so many of the memories from his long and full life. No doubt he would have been eagerly awaiting the final installment of the story of his 1934 European adventure, The Broken Road, which is due out this September.

Here are a few pictures from my archive of Paddy and friends. May he, and all his friends, rest in peace.

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7 thoughts on “Remembering Patrick Leigh Fermor 1915-2011

  1. nequeo

    Thank you so much – it was a pleasure to look at the beautiful selection and sequence of photos of this ever-inspiring man. I really love your site! Thank you again.

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    1. proverbs6to10 Post author

      All praise very gratefully received Marsha. 🙂 I think it is fair to say that there is a lot of good stuff to come over the next two months; I have some really good articles already scheduled. I hope that you continue to enjoy it. Tom

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  2. JulianA

    Nice post and a great set of pictures. Thank you.

    The variety and diversity of the pictures underline what an extraordinarily full life he led.

    He is indeed very much missed, but his memory lives on in his writing and in these pages.

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  3. andrew pendlebury

    Yes ,as I posted yesterday,it’s a day to remember Paddy,and hopefully some of his influential friends that are still around may think about donating to the Benaki Museum,to help with the nurturing and maintaining of his beautiful house in Greece,Andio,Andrew Scott Pendlebury….Melbourne,Aust.

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