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5.0 out of 5 stars
A worthy biography for an outstanding personality of the 20th Century., 17 April 2014
A very well written biography that really brings to life the adventures and experiences of a notable personality of the 20th Century. Artemis Cooper deals dispassionately with a man who was well known to her family and she is well able to highlight his failings as well as Leigh Fermor's notable achievements. The book moves along at quite a pace, unlike most of Leigh Fermor's own writings, and it provides a fascinating insight into the social lives of many personalities in 1920's and 1930's Britain and Europe.