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Books Podcast: Paddy Leigh-Fermor’s adventures

27 September 2018

5:01 PM

27 September 2018

5:01 PM

In this week’s books podcast I’m talking to Adam Sisman about More Dashing — his new selection from the remarkable correspondence of one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated adventurers, spongers and men of letters, Paddy Leigh-Fermor. What did Paddy really feel about his most famous act of derring-do, when he kidnapped a Nazi general in occupied Crete? What really went on in his unconventional marriage? And were — as Adam Sisman contends — his letters really at the heart rather than the periphery of his literary achievement?


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