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This is a growing collection of photographs of Paddy, his family, friends and colleagues. Most gathered from the web. All photo donations welcomed!

Paddy’s SOE photo from his SOE file (from Steven Kippax)

Ill Met by Moonlight - photographs from the book by William Stanley Moss

John Chapman’s photographs of Paddy at home in Kardamyli

SOE Colleagues – a growing collection of fellow officers and men of SOE

OPRIG GAGINONANUS – some fun pictures from our competition to find the garage doors Paddy drew in In Tearing Haste.

Paddy, Debo and Charlotte Mosley, signing copies of ‘In Tearing Haste’ The letters of the Duchess of Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Charlotte Mosley (John Murray), at Hatchards, Piccadilly. London, 4th of September 2008


Photos from the launch of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure – A selection of pictures from the tour around Paddy’s Mayfair led by Artemis Cooper, and then the launch of the book at The Travellers Club, Pall Mall on 17 October 2012.

Assorted Photographs

“I’ve attached a photograph of Paddy & Joan’s villa at Kalymitsis which I shot from a motor-boat my wife and I had hired on Stoupa beach. I wouldn’t have published it during his life as being too intrusive. He has always seemed to me, whether he be studying, conversing, charming, carousing and now and then writing (John Murray said of him “Paddy is easily distracted”), as a man who “fills the unforgiving minute”. He has been a hero of mine since I was eleven and my dad took us to see “Ill Met by Moonlight” and I was captured by Greece, Rembetico, adventure, and at 68 I’ve a fair few adventures of my own! But, no talent to write alas, and that is the beauty of Paddy’s work that his sense of place and time are made available to us all in angelic prose not to say poetry. “ Howard Patrick

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Philip McCarthy permalink
    March 17, 2011 8:53 pm

    I am writing in the hope of somehow being put in touch with Sir Patrick. My grandfather often spoke of him before he died three years ago. He has several of his books and one signed by Sir Patrick. He was in intelligence during the war. I would love to find out if Sir Patrick remembers him and if he could give us any information regarding him. His name was Major Dennis Machin, sometimes known as Mike, Mick or Mad Mike.
    Any help would be most appreciated.
    A great fan of Sir Patricks wonderful writing.
    Phil Mccarthy

  2. helen fuller permalink
    March 18, 2011 1:40 pm

    if you have direct contact with Patrick, i am a friend of Patricia Fermor a first cousin who resides in an Adelaide nursing home an would love to hear of his doings… their fathers were brothers!

    • proverbs6to10 permalink*
      March 27, 2011 4:25 pm

      Sorry Helen, I do not have direct contact.

    • Stephanie Williamson permalink
      April 22, 2011 10:32 am

      Hello Helen, My mother-in-law is Beverley Williamson who is an old friend of Patricia’s. Beverly lives in Sydney and recently called Patricia to see about making a visit to Adelaide to see her. The number was disconnected, and I have been trying to see if I could find her on Bev’s behalf. This is the first time I have had any luck. Would it be possible for you to ask Patricia if she would like Bev to make contact, and if so contact me at the above email address? That would be wonderful. With many thanks.

      • helen fuller permalink
        April 22, 2011 3:03 pm

        Please contact me at hfuller@internode.on .net
        I an sure patricia would be so happy to hear from her.

  3. Blake More permalink
    November 29, 2011 7:26 pm

    Only a mind so strong and a spirit so culturally enriched as what we find as accomplices in PLF could dream up the notion of a line in the Adriatic Sea where the Filioque drops out of the Credo (yes, I actually read this in one of his books), or that untold sequels to The Road to Oxiana were torpedoed into the deep. Such wonderment.

  4. Patrcia Tustin permalink
    June 9, 2012 9:56 am

    My father was with Patrick on Crete and was involved in the capture of the General Kriepe
    his name was Sargeant Reginald Everson M.M, i have a cutting telling how he made powdered egg for the General and is named in the book “Hide and Seek” by Xan Fielding, and shortly before my mother died she told me that i was named after a friend of Reg’s, my name is Patricia and feel so proud to be named after such a hero, Kind regards Patricia Tustin nee Everson, (we also was at Patricks funeral)

    • Constantinos E. Mamalakis permalink
      December 16, 2013 10:45 pm

      I would like to contact Mrs. Patricia Tustin nee of Reginald Everson.

      Constantinos E. Mamalakis
      P. O. Box 1234
      71 110 Heraklion

      • proverbs6to10 permalink*
        December 24, 2013 4:22 pm

        Constantinos – I have passed your contact details on to Reg’s family. Tom

      • vince permalink
        March 20, 2014 7:36 pm

        Hello Constantinos I tried to email you but don’t think you received it so I have mail you my contact details, sorry it’s taken so long Patricia

      • proverbs6to10 permalink*
        March 21, 2014 2:00 pm

        Constantinos – they have been trying to get hold of you with no luck and have now sent you a letter. The email for Vincent Tustin who is the contact is

  5. Lightfire permalink
    January 21, 2014 5:54 pm

    I write from Hungary.
    A week ago I’ve got the copy of some pages from the book of Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between The Woods And The Water. Of course from the Hungarian translation. I was told by my mother’s cousin who is living in US and 94 years old that an English traveler visited them in 1934 (she was 14 years old) in Hungary, Gyula is the name of the town. In 2011 May 16 (!) I was in US and browsing the family photos they have. You will not believe as I didn’t – today I was looking the photos I’d taken about those ones and found an original photo of Sir Fermor!!!
    How could I upload it???

    • proverbs6to10 permalink*
      January 22, 2014 11:31 pm

      You can email me a scanned image and I can do it for you and tell your second cousin’s story. tsawford[at]

      • Lightfire permalink
        February 9, 2014 8:32 pm

        I did it :)

  6. June 1, 2014 10:42 am

    Photos of recent visit to Paddy’s house on my WordPress blog at


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