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In Tearing Haste (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Deborah Devonshire , Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Revue de presse

"Spanning 1954 to 2007, the volume reads like an accidental memoir of a disappearing world stretching from the manor houses of the English aristocracy to the olive groves of Greece, its people and places rendered with a kind of care that’s becoming scarce in our age of helter-skelter communication. At the same time, the book’s title, a phrase deriving from Leigh Fermor’s habit of dashing off messages ‘with a foot in the stirrup,’ captures the vigor and bustle of the lives that nourished the correspondence….In Tearing Haste is engaging from start to finish. There isn’t a dull letter among Charlotte Mosley’s selections. Even her annotations, often incorporating information from the book’s two correspondents, are as surprising as they are informative….More than anything else, the collection is important as an addition to Leigh Fermor’s body of work, both because his letters constitute a larger portion of the volume and because the writing in them harmonizes with the books that established his literary reputation." —The Nation

"This is a book that evokes a lost world of glamour, intelligence and personal scruples. The memory of its pristine landscapes, resolute gaiety and eccentric characters leaves a glorious afterglow." —Sunday Telegraph

"Spanning half a century, bursting with wit and conviviality…the result is surely one of the great 20th-century correspondences." —The Observer (London)

"This marvelous correspondence celebrates two of the most important things in the world, courage and friendship" —The Spectator

"Highly engaging exchanges of mutual joie de vivre." —The Times

"As full of fizz and conviviality as a glass of champagne" —Metro

"A feast for reading…An enchanting book." —Irish Examiner

"Chatty, witty, teasing, gossipy, relentlessly cheerful and with more than a hint of modest good sense, her short replies bounce off his beautiful essays like volleys of tennis balls off a cathedral." —The Scotsman

Présentation de l'éditeur

In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters.

There can rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo, unashamed philistine and self-professed illiterate (though suspected by her friends of being a secret reader), darts from subject to subject while Paddy, polyglot, widely read prose virtuoso, replies in the fluent, polished manner that has earned him recognition as one of the finest writers in the English language.

Prose notwithstanding, the two friends have much in common: a huge enjoyment of life, youthful high spirits, warmth, generosity and lack of malice. There are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, stag hunting in France, filming with Errol Flynn in French Equatorial Africa and, above all, of life at Chatsworth, the great house that Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Paddy in the house that he and his wife Joan designed and built on the southernmost peninsula of Greece.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1137 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 416 pages
  • Editeur : John Murray (3 novembre 2010)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating Mitford Insight 30 août 2012
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Shows another side of Debo Mitford and the great wit of Patrick Leigh Fermor. Debo a self confessed phillistine writes her letters well Unputdownable.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 One who keeps tearing around. . . 25 décembre 2011
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I admit to a soft spot for reading about the Mitfords and for reading their correspondence. So this book was right up my street. I loved reading The Duchess of Devonshire's wonderful chat about running an estate, attending the inauguration and funeral of John Kennedy (she was amused that during the inauguration activities the press had to run around trying to figure out just who she was), and the marital problems of "my friend" (the Prince of Wales). She is well-bred and doesn't really gossip, noting only that the had heard that Princess Diana was "not easy." Despite all the glittering people she talks about, you never forget that she also knows an awful lot about sheep and chickens

Patrick Leigh Fermor is that rare creature, a man of action and a man of letter. His books about his travels ("A Time of Gifts," "Between the Woods and the Water") are incredibly well written. Many consider him the finest travel writer ever. His letters are filled with detail and the reader feels he is experiencing adventure right along with the author. During WWII he was involved in the battle of Crete and was captured a German general. His death, earlier this year at the age of 95, was received more coverage in Britain than it did in the States.

I started and ended my day with these letters. Both correspondents were great companions and I hated to see the book come to an end
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great time travel into the past 4 avril 2011
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Fascinating to witness the everyday life of interesting people who spanned some recent history and interacted with some key public figures of that era.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 LASTING FRIENDSHIP 2 novembre 2010
Par lady susan - Publié sur
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this is a wonderfully entertaining book. sometimes poignant,also
very funny,two people who became such dear friends over the years,
and shared their happy times as well as their sad times,i have a feeling that when one of them dies, the other will be truly heart broken. i wish there had been more letters available to read. i can highly recommend this book.Park Top
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 good stuff 22 janvier 2011
Par Toby - Publié sur
I enjoyed this very much. Books are my passion, love to read, love to share and pass on many that I find to be exceptional, this is one of them. I follow very few authors, like this one and perhaps four others that are up and coming.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 In Tearing Haste: Letters of Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor - A Lost Art Saved and Shared 20 janvier 2014
Par Ol' Jon - Publié sur
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If you enjoy literate, amusing letters that build a picture in your mind's eye of the people who wrote them, this is a book for you. Yes, it starts in a long-ago era, post WW II, and yes, the letter writers are a British aristocrat and a writer who lived an unconventional, traveling, writing, hob-nob-with-the-aristocracy international set, and who was a war hero, but you end up admiring friendship and entering into the charmed circle of wit, hopes, laughs, sorrows, loves, hard work, and family and friends. A very good read.
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