Saturday, June 11, 2011


Just learned of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor's death. Am somewhat heartbroken, though death at the age of 96 is not, I imagine, unexpected. I have been waiting for the third volume of his autobiography, and the news that he had decided to learn to type a few years ago just encouraged the possibility that it might appear. And now never got the chance to crash his Grecian villa. A sad day.

1 comment:

Ian Wolcott said...

I’ve been sick in bed all weekend and missed the news until now. I’m a little heartbroken too. I hope there’s a manuscript tucked away somewhere among the things he left behind.