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In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leig

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Zusatztext 'A feast for reading... An enchanting book' Informationen zum Autor After his walk across Europe, 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. He died in 2011. The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was brought up in Oxfordshire. In 1950 her husband Andrew, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, inherited estates in Yorkshire and Ireland, as well as Chatsworth, the family seat in Derbyshire, and Deborah became chatelaine and housekeeper of one of England`s greatest and best-loved houses. Following her husband`s death in 2004, she moved to a village on the Chatsworth estate. She died in 2014. Klappentext Repackaged paperback edition of the bestselling volume of letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor. With many amusing anecdotes about people including Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham, the Queen Mother, Errol Flynn and President Kennedy. The bestselling letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor. Zusammenfassung The bestselling letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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Authors Deborah Devonshire, Patrick Leig Fermor, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Patrick Leigh Fermor
Assisted by Charlotte Mosley (Editor)
Publisher John Murray
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 09.07.2009
EAN 9780719568572
ISBN 978-0-7195-6857-2
No. of pages 416
Dimensions 141 mm x 197 mm x 27 mm
Subject Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

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