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More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Adam Sisman

Saturday, 13 October 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace: The Indian Room

£6.50 - £12.50

Biographer Adam Sisman talks about his second selection of letters written by one of the greatest travel writers of his time, Patrick Leigh Fermor.

The volume contains 155 letters to almost 60 correspondents, many of whom did not feature in Sisman’s first selection, Dashing for the Post. The letters relate a chance meeting with Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, a glass of ouzo with Harold Macmillan, encounters with Jackie Onassis, Camilla Parker Bowles, Oswald Mosley and Peter Mandelson, and drunken celebrations in the Cretan mountains with old resistance friends. Leigh Fermor was an author, scholar and soldier. He played a prominent role behind enemy lines helping the Cretan resistance in World War II and is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest travel writers.

Sisman is a winner of the US National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and a biographer of John Le Carré, A J P Taylor, Hugh Trevor-Roper and James Boswell.

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Blenheim Palace Town and Country Harper’s Bazaar HSBC Global banking partners Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock