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interesting but hard work,
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I really wanted to find out more about Patrick Leigh Fermor. Everyone seems to have liked him and found him jolly good company. The book tells his life as it is and I am afraid I did not grow to like him. He was a sponger, a womaniser, self centred and very cruel to his eventual wife. The book takes you through all his travels and the people he had met/scrounged off. I found it very hard to take in all the people and places he visited and revisited. His Greek adventure capturing the general showed that he had metal, but I put that down to a jolly jape by a young man. It could have gone very wrong. If I could award this 3 1/2 stars I would, it was not quite good enough for four. Having said that I am pleased I read the book, it whiled away a couple of days while I lay in bed with the flu so I read it in one hit.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2013, 19:55:40 BST
You're supposed to review the book, not give us your faulty opinions on the subject of the biography.
Posted on 21 Sep 2015, 10:13:26 BST
Stickler, you may not agree with barney's mum's opinions, but they are no more faulty - as opinions - than yours or mine. PLF was an amazing man, but he was no plaster saint
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