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Drink Time!: In the Company of Patrick Leigh Fermor: a Memoir Paperback – 15 Jun 2014
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Drink Time!, a hundred pages long with Ms Payás´s evocative photographs...makes a pleasant accompaniment to the evening´s first glass. --Times Literary Supplement
...a charming memoir... --Peter McKay, Daily Mail
Drink Time! is a touching gem of a book for all Patrick Leigh Fermor fans. --Marjory McGinn, author of Things Can Only Get Feta
[A] soulful book... This is excellent ancillary reading to Artemis Cooper's recent, defining biography --Brad Hooper, Booklist
For true Paddy fans this book will be a very welcome addition to our bookshelves... If you want to understand more about Paddy the man, not the writer or bon viveur, you will enjoy Drink Time! --Tom Sawford, Patrick Leigh Fermor Blog
About the Author
Dolores Payás was born in Spain but now leads a semi-nomadic existence, sharing her time between Beijing and Barcelona, with periods in Switzerland, England and Greece. A dedicated autodidact, her fields of interest are ample. She is passionate about languages, literature and music. She loves country houses; the older the better. All time stands still when she is in her garden or her kitchen. She has written for the silver screen and directed two feature films. She is a translator, publishes the occasional cultural article, and has written two novels. She has two daughters and one granddaughter.´ Amanda Hopkinson is currently Professor of Literary Translation at City University London, as well as Deputy President of English PEN, and a trustee of both the Welsh Literature Exchange and Modern Poetry in Translation. She rides horses and bicycles, has four grown children, eight-and-a-half grandchildren (at time of writing), a husband, a cat and a tortoise.
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It’s a slim volume, but nonetheless of merit and substance. The writing is intelligent, sincere and heartfelt but never cloying.
Visually this book has been beautifully produced: the text punctuated with large full page or double page photographs that are relevant to the text immediately preceding. The scarlet endpapers are a nice touch too.
The book is not long and therefore an ideal read for a flight. It was certainly more rewarding than even the latest movies on the flight on which I read it and, even though you know the ending is going to be sad, this book turns out to be a fabulous tribute of a life without even trying. It is a touching personal recount that left me truly reflective and just wishing I could have met the man.