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Patrick Leigh Fermor: The man who walked

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011): At age 18 walked the length of Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Arguably one of the best travel writers of our generation, his novels have inspired many great writers, notably Ian Fleming's James Bond. #JetsetterCurator

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Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor obituary

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor obituary | Books | The Guardian

Books of the year 2012: authors choose their favourites

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The World’s Greatest Travel Writer and His First Journey

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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople....