Re-reading Leigh Fermor

In a piece just released from the archive of Slightly Foxed magazine, Tim Mackintosh-Smith tells how he was “lost, thrilled and intoxicated” on first reading Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Roumeli, a book in which, via “disjointed jaunts around the mainland interspersed with mini-cruises in the glittering archipelago of Leigh Fermor’s mind, we get to know a lot about Greece”. 

  You can still hear a Slightly Foxed podcast from last summer exploring the life and literary legacy of Leigh Fermor (1915-2011). It brings together his biographer, Artemis Cooper, and Nick Hunt, who, for his debut, Walking the Woods and the Water, retraced what Leigh Fermor called his “great trudge” of the 1930s from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul.

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