Major Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor DSO, OBE, FRSL

Writer and intelligence officer

Born 11 February 1915, London

Died 10 June 2011, Dumbleton, Gloucestershire

There are plenty of brief and not-so-brief lives of Paddy floating around the internet, however I would recommend the following resources:

 The Patrick Leigh Fermor Society;

Tom Sawford’s excellent blog;

The brief but useful Wikipedia entry;

For the most complete picture, however, you must turn to the Artemis Cooper’s definitive Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (London: John Murray, 2012).