Event: The Vagabond and The Princess

Princess Balasha Cantacuzène by Lafayette, 9 June 1920

After his ‘great trudge’ on foot through Romania in 1934, Paddy returned there the following year but this time not alone.

In Alan Ogden’s new book, The Vagabond and The Princess, he tells the touching story of the love affair between the youthful writer and Balaşa Cantacuzino, a beautiful Romanian Princess. Inseparable for the next four years, they parted on the eve of the Second World War when Paddy determined to join up. Some twenty-five years later they were reunited in very different circumstances and remained in close touch until her death in 1976.

Alan Ogden will be signing copies of his book. Entry is free but non PLFS member attendees are invited to make a donation; booking essential

When? 14 May 2018
Time? 7.15 pm
Location? The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS

If you would like to attend, please email info@patrickleighfermorsociety.org.


8 thoughts on “Event: The Vagabond and The Princess

  1. John Chapman

    You might find amusing the piece in the Times Literary Supplement April 13 2018 p.17. By James Campbell. ‘Finding Constantinople – a lunch with Patrick Leigh Fermor’ . It was dated to about the same time I met Paddy.

    1. proverbs6to10 Post author

      Thanks John – on to that one already. Looking forward to reading it tonight. Hope you are well.

  2. Christina MCCAUSLAND

    It would be helpful to have more information on what it is that is on offer !

    😏 Thanks,

    Christina McCausland

    1. proverbs6to10 Post author

      Hello Christina. My thoughts exactly. I’m trying to find out more and will post if I find out anything!

  3. James

    For those of us who cannot attend this… is this book on sale yet – I cannot find it listed anywhere?!


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