Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

10 best books like Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (Artemis Cooper): The Twelve Caesars, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra, In Patagonia, The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas, A Time to Keep Silence, The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, The Colossus of Maroussi, The Campaigns of Alexander, Love and War in the Apennines

The Twelve Caesars
As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded...
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra
AuthorToby Wilkinson
I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. My professor may have derisively called it "popular history", but I still love this book.

From first picking it up, it became hard every time I had to put it down. The combination of fluid, easy writing and the fact that this book is packed to the rafters...
In Patagonia
AuthorBruce Chatwin
An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for...
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
AuthorPaul Theroux
Award-winning travel writer Paul Theroux invites you aboard The Old Patagonian Express by Train through the Americas; packed with powerful descriptions and portraits of the many colours of humanity, The Old Patagonian Express is an unforgettable read.

A witty sharply observed journey...
AuthorPatrick Leigh Fermor
While still a teenager, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his way across Europe, as recounted in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. During World War II, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. But in A Time to Keep Silence, Leigh Fermor writes about...
AuthorPatrick Leigh Fermor
In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him the better part of a year. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey...
AuthorPatrick Leigh Fermor
The Mani, at the tip of Greece's-and Europe's-southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people's...
The Colossus of Maroussi
AuthorHenry Miller
The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, the writer Lawrence Durrell. The text is...
'His passion was for glory only, and in that he was insatiable'Although written over four hundred years after Alexander’s death, Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander is the most reliable account of the man and his achievements we have. Arrian’s own experience as a military commander gave him unique...
Love and War in the Apennines
AuthorEric Newby
Like most of Eric Newby's writing, this book is excellent. It is his story after the Italian Armistice when POWs were released into the local area. Newby had been captured in a failed raid with the SBS, and by bad luck had broken his ankle a few days before release.

More than anything the story he...
Prospero's Cell
AuthorLawrence Durrell
A guide to the landscape and manners of the island of Corfu.

'One of Lawrence Durrell's best books - indeed, in its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever written.' Freya Stark

'This charming idyll depicts the country life and cosmopolitan society of Corfu in the years...
Crete: The Battle And The Resistance
AuthorAntony Beevor
A riveting account of the fall of Greece, the Battle of Crete, and the Cretan Resistance, from the beginning of World War II to its end.

Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra...
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