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IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
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Three Letters from the Andes
Patrick Leigh Fermor

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 128
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780719566851
Price : 699

About the book
In 1971 the celebrated traveller Patrick Leigh Fermor accompanied five friends on a remarkable journey into the high Andes of Peru. His adventure took him from Cuzco to Urubamba, on to Puno and Juli on Lake Titicaca, down to Arequipa and finally back to Lima.



The expedition was led by a writer and poet and the party included a Swiss international skier and jeweller, a social anthropologist from Provence and a Nottinghamshire farming squire - all seasoned mountaineers. The other two participants - the author himself and a botany-loving duke - were complete novices. As the group travelled from Lima into increasingly remote parts of the country, Leigh Fermor captured their experiences in a series of letters to his wife.



Whether recounting the thrill of crossing a glacier, the rigours of campsite life under a blanket of snow, their lively encounters with locals or the strangely moving sight of a lone condor circling in the sky, the author vividly conveys the excitement of discovery and the intense uniqueness of the land

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He makes exotic and entertaining friends wherever he goes, has read everything, been everywhere, known everyone and writes like a dream
His grand style perfectly captures the country's generous people and magnificent landscape ... Leigh Fermor has an individual and attractive voice, his tales are charming and his mind open
Leigh Fermor's use of English is as exhilarating as the stark beauty of the landscape he describes... there is no one so adept at evoking the melancholy of raw wilderness
Enthralling and elegant prose ... There could be no better travelling companion than Patrick Leigh Fermor
Patrick Leigh Fermor is an exquisite among travel writers ... Having a polished sense of poetry and a bright sense of humour, he outshines Lawrence ... This is a delicious book
     
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Patrick Leigh Fermor is of English and Irish descent. After his stormy schooldays, followed by his walk across Europe to Constantinople, he lived and travelled in the Balkans and the Greek archipelago...(+)
Books by Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time of Gifts (PB)
Between the Woods and the Water (PB)
In Tearing Haste (HB)
In Tearing Haste (PB)
Mani (PB)
Roumeli (PB)
The Traveller's Tree (PB)
The Violins of Saint-Jacques (PB)