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 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).