Posted by: Colman | October 25, 2011

Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Tribute

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR: A Tribute

Patrick’s death, sad news.

A rare and original man, a beautiful writer, a courageous patriot.

Locked up in my youth for banning bombs, I would like to think that Patrick might forgive my regard for fellow-Englishman, Bertrand Russell.

But possibly not!

Whether or not, his lifestyle and inspiration enlarged my life and imagination. And, vanity being what it is, I am happy to know that he read one of my books.

I shall drink to his health tonight in Dublin. And reflect on his last great journey home to lie forever with his beloved Joan.

Salutations!
Brendan Lynch

(http://patrickleighfermor.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/obituary-from-the-independent-by-paddy-leigh-fermors-biographer-artemis-cooper)

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