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Drink Time!: In the Company of Patrick Leigh…

Drink Time!: In the Company of Patrick Leigh Fermor

by Dolores Payás

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 190965762X, Paperback)

A delightful and moving account of one of the finest travel writers of the 20th century, the author of The Broken Road and A Time of Gifts

In 2009 Dolores Payás, Spanish translator of several of Patrick Leigh Fermor's books, visited her subject in his house in Greece for the first time. Out of this encounter emerged a friendship that lasted until Fermor's death in 2011. It was from those hours spent together chatting that this charming, personal, and soulful sketch of the English author and traveler was born—a man made fascinating by his life story, his charisma, his generosity, and his talent. This short book conveys a portrait of a man who became indomitable, proud, and charming in old age while retaining his other attributes. A snapshot of the colorful adventurer in his final years surrounded by drinks, guests, and above all his books, it is an original and witty study in nostalgia mixed with personal fortitude.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:27 -0400)

In 2009, Patrick Leigh Fermor's Spanish-language translator, Dolores Payas, visited her subject for the first time in his house in Greece. Out of this first encounter came a friendship that lasted until the writer's death two years later. This charming account was born of those hours spent in his company, a highly personal and moving depiction of the legendary adventurer and man of letters during his final years, surrounded by his drinks, his guests and, above all, his books.… (more)

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