Three Letters from the Andes
By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Three Letters from the Andes by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Book DescriptionIn 1971 the celebrated traveller Patrick Leigh Fermor accompanied five friends on a remarkable journey into the high Andes of Peru. His adventure took him from Cuzco to Urubamba, on to Puno and Juli on Lake Titicaca, down to Arequipa and finally back to Lima. The expedition was led by a writer and poet and the party included a Swiss international skier and jeweller, a social anthropologist from Provence and a Nottinghamshire farming squire - all seasoned mountaineers. The other two participants - the author himself and a botany-loving duke - were complete novices. As the group travelled from Lima into increasingly remote parts of the country, Leigh Fermor captured their experiences in a series of letters to his wife. Whether recounting the thrill of crossing a glacier, the rigours of campsite life under a blanket of snow, their lively encounters with locals or the strangely moving sight of a lone condor circling in the sky, the author vividly conveys the excitement of discovery and the intense uniqueness of the land.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719566851
(198mm x 160mm x 9mm)
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Leigh Fermor
Dashing for the Post, Hardback (October 2016)
A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road
Abducting a General, Hardback (November 2015)View all books by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Originally published: London: John Murray, 2014.
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Author Biography - Patrick Leigh Fermor
After his famous walk across Europe - recounted in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water - Patrick Leigh Fermor lived and travelled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania and fought in Greece and Crete - living disguised as a shepherd in the mountains for two years organising resistance activities. He was awarded the DSO and CBE, and a knighthood in the 2004 new Year Honours List.
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