This is a growing collection of photographs of Paddy, his family, friends and colleagues. Most gathered from the web. All photo donations welcomed!
Ill Met by Moonlight – photographs from the book by William Stanley Moss
John Chapman’s photographs of Paddy at home in Kardamyli
SOE Colleagues – a growing collection of fellow officers and men of SOE
OPRIG GAGINONANUS – some fun pictures from our competition to find the garage doors Paddy drew in In Tearing Haste.
Paddy, Debo and Charlotte Mosley, signing copies of ‘In Tearing Haste’ The letters of the Duchess of Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Charlotte Mosley (John Murray), at Hatchards, Piccadilly. London, 4th of September 2008
Photos from the launch of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure – A selection of pictures from the tour around Paddy’s Mayfair led by Artemis Cooper, and then the launch of the book at The Travellers Club, Pall Mall on 17 October 2012.
“I’ve attached a photograph of Paddy & Joan’s villa at Kalymitsis which I shot from a motor-boat my wife and I had hired on Stoupa beach. I wouldn’t have published it during his life as being too intrusive. He has always seemed to me, whether he be studying, conversing, charming, carousing and now and then writing (John Murray said of him “Paddy is easily distracted”), as a man who “fills the unforgiving minute”. He has been a hero of mine since I was eleven and my dad took us to see “Ill Met by Moonlight” and I was captured by Greece, Rembetico, adventure, and at 68 I’ve a fair few adventures of my own! But, no talent to write alas, and that is the beauty of Paddy’s work that his sense of place and time are made available to us all in angelic prose not to say poetry. “ Howard Patrick
I’ve a load from the dock I made with him, can I post them here?
Hi Richard – I don’t think you can. You can send them to me by email 😦 or upload to dropbox etc. tsawford[at]btinternet.com
Photos of recent visit to Paddy’s house on my WordPress blog at http://brianhuman.co.uk/wp/2014/05/patrick-leigh-fremors-house/
I write from Hungary.
A week ago I’ve got the copy of some pages from the book of Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between The Woods And The Water. Of course from the Hungarian translation. I was told by my mother’s cousin who is living in US and 94 years old that an English traveler visited them in 1934 (she was 14 years old) in Hungary, Gyula is the name of the town. In 2011 May 16 (!) I was in US and browsing the family photos they have. You will not believe as I didn’t – today I was looking the photos I’d taken about those ones and found an original photo of Sir Fermor!!!
How could I upload it???
You can email me a scanned image and I can do it for you and tell your second cousin’s story. tsawford[at]btinternet.com
I did it 🙂
Could we see the image…? I seem not to be finding it in the collection? It’d be lovely to see PLF as young man in Hungary, on his remarkable route. (I am PLF Polish translator at the moment); regards,
Hi Ewa – could you be more specific about the one you mean? I have looked on the page and can’t see what you might be referring to specifically. If there is something that you would like to see I can ask for people to respond. Tom
Many thanks for speedy reply. I saw that info from Lightfire dated January, 2014, that there was a photo of PLF in Hungary found, from his first travel alongside Danube. You asked Lightfire to send a scan, in order to upload it. And then – I couldn’t find the picture. Wasn’t it uploaded at all? There is really so little visual material from the beginning stages of his walk, form the time of the two first volumes of his “trilogy”… I thought it’d be great to see the photo. And maybe – if the owner agrees – to use it in the print?
Found it – I probably missed it. I’ll email to your address at the ledochowicz if that is correct
My father was with Patrick on Crete and was involved in the capture of the General Kriepe
his name was Sargeant Reginald Everson M.M, i have a cutting telling how he made powdered egg for the General and is named in the book “Hide and Seek” by Xan Fielding, and shortly before my mother died she told me that i was named after a friend of Reg’s, my name is Patricia and feel so proud to be named after such a hero, Kind regards Patricia Tustin nee Everson, (we also was at Patricks funeral)
I would like to contact Mrs. Patricia Tustin nee of Reginald Everson.
Constantinos E. Mamalakis
P. O. Box 1234
71 110 Heraklion
Constantinos – I have passed your contact details on to Reg’s family. Tom
Hello Constantinos I tried to email you but don’t think you received it so I have mail you my contact details, sorry it’s taken so long Patricia
Constantinos – they have been trying to get hold of you with no luck and have now sent you a letter. The email for Vincent Tustin who is the contact is email@example.com
Only a mind so strong and a spirit so culturally enriched as what we find as accomplices in PLF could dream up the notion of a line in the Adriatic Sea where the Filioque drops out of the Credo (yes, I actually read this in one of his books), or that untold sequels to The Road to Oxiana were torpedoed into the deep. Such wonderment.
Sadly PLF died this year: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/special-forces-obituaries/8568395/Sir-Patrick-Leigh-Fermor.html and many others online
if you have direct contact with Patrick, i am a friend of Patricia Fermor a first cousin who resides in an Adelaide nursing home an would love to hear of his doings… their fathers were brothers!
Sorry Helen, I do not have direct contact.
Hello Helen, My mother-in-law is Beverley Williamson who is an old friend of Patricia’s. Beverly lives in Sydney and recently called Patricia to see about making a visit to Adelaide to see her. The number was disconnected, and I have been trying to see if I could find her on Bev’s behalf. This is the first time I have had any luck. Would it be possible for you to ask Patricia if she would like Bev to make contact, and if so contact me at the above email address? That would be wonderful. With many thanks.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .net
I an sure patricia would be so happy to hear from her.
I am writing in the hope of somehow being put in touch with Sir Patrick. My grandfather often spoke of him before he died three years ago. He has several of his books and one signed by Sir Patrick. He was in intelligence during the war. I would love to find out if Sir Patrick remembers him and if he could give us any information regarding him. His name was Major Dennis Machin, sometimes known as Mike, Mick or Mad Mike.
Any help would be most appreciated.
A great fan of Sir Patricks wonderful writing.
Phil – sorry for the delayed reply. I don’t have any direct contact with Paddy. You could try his publisher, John Murray. You may be interested in this http://www.royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk/Sixth_Form_Curriculum/THE_MAJOR_DENNIS_MACHIN_6TH_FORM_HISTORY_ESSAY_WRITING_COMPETITION_printer.php
I was browsing this morning in what seems a vain hope of finding out anything more about Mick’s exploits in SOE, and came across your message of last March. Whether you remember me I don’t know, but we met at his Funeral-complaining of our lack of knowledge of his exploits. I was his Nephew-by marrige-as Bobby was my Aunt.
All the best, Peter.
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