A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic.

A Time of Gifts on Foot to Constantinople

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Christmas the Time of Gifts and Holidays

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Category: Department stores

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Between the Woods and the Water

Originally published: London: Murray, 1986. With new introd.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171660

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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Originally published: London: Murray, 1986. With new introd.

Internal Revenue Bulletin

a € * * * 1 * * * * citizen of the United States under $ 25.2503–2 Exclusion from
gifts . of the gift . ... as provided in para time of the gift , the gift tax marital or $
46,800 multiplied by the proportion graph ( f ) of this section ( involving gifts
deduction ...

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An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon

cases of gifts confessed to have been received from suitors whose causes had
not been finally disposed of — were not all alike . There were many among them
in which the suit passed through so many stages , and came back again so often
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The Roman Law of Testaments Codicils and Gifts in the Event of Death mortis Causa Donationes

be determined by the circumstances at the time of the testament or of the codicil .
If he were living at the time of the testament , it would be a valid legacy , but if he
were dead at the time of the making of the codicil , it would be invalid ; thus the ...

Author: Moses Aaron Dropsie

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Category: Gifts causa mortis (Roman law)

Page: 197

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Executive Rept

... PROVISIONS A comprehensive article - by - article explanation of the
proposed estate , inheritance and gift tax treaty ... gifts covered The proposed
treaty applies to estates of decedents who were domiciled in France at the time of
their death ...

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A Treatise on the Law Relating to Gifts and Advancements

Author: William Wheeler Thornton

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Page: 710

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Words of Mercury

Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545479

Category: Travel

Page: 300

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Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia

Argument . to $ 2414 , all being cases of gifts causa mortis of choses in action ,
from Ewing v . ... If the donor and donee reside together at the time of the gift ,
possession at the place of their residence shall not be a sufficient possession
within ...

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Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.

Patrick Leigh Fermor A Life in Letters

The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. Handsome, spirited, and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 168137157X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. Handsome, spirited, and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a wonderful friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy’s twenty-fifth birthday, the last when he was ninety-four, and the correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper, and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner. The letters exhibit many of Fermor’s most engaging characteristics: his lust for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance, and his tendency to get into scrapes—particularly when drinking and, quite separately, driving. Here are plenty of extraordinary stories: the hunt for Byron’s slippers in one of the remotest regions of Greece; an ignominious dismissal from Somerset Maugham’s Villa Mauresque; and hiding behind a bush to dub Dirk Bogarde into Greek during the shooting of Ill Met by Moonlight. The letters radiate warmth and gaiety; many are enhanced with witty illustrations and comic verse, while others contain riddles and puns. Every one of them entertains.

Walking the Woods and the Water

The books he later wrote about this walk are journeys through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the twentieth century. As a young man, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps.

Author: Nick Hunt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889533

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own great trudge - on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor's books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.

In Tearing Haste

Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681371871

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence. In the spring of 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. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence.

United States Digest a Digest of Decisions of the Various Courts Within the United States from the Earliest Period to the Year 1870

Deeds of gift . An instrument cannot in amount than that of a judgment entered up
be construed as a deed of gift , when it expresses , against him the same day ...
Mc Willie v . ously understood at thie time not to be a gift | Van Vacter , 35 Miss .

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The Civil Code of Lower Canada Together with a Synopsis of Changes in the Law References to the Reports of the Commissioners a Concordance with the Code Napoleon and Code de Commerce

If at the time of the without prejudice to the rights gift , and deduction being made
of the donor , towards whom he of the things given , the donor may be bound to
make the were insolvent , the previous payment .-- Poth . Don . 489 ; 2 creditors ...

Author: Québec (Province)

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Page: 475

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The Life and Times of John Huss Or the Bohemian Reformation of the 15th Century

He sent for Jeroine , and said to him , “ Jerome , you are a learned man , whom
God has loaded with the choicest of gifts ; do not employ them to your own ruin ,
but for the advantage of the church . The council has compassion on you , and ,
on ...

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History of the People of Israel From the time of Hezekiah till the return from Babylon 1896

They were not allowed to go up to the altar of Iahveh with the regular priests of
the temple , who were supposed to be descended from Aaron , remaining mere
assistants , or vestry clerks ; but a share was allowed them in the distribution of
gifts ...

Author: Ernest Renan

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Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

But that able Judge ( and this is said with great deference ) seems to have been
misled by a consideration of gifts causa ... s condition at the time of the gift -
whether to sustain the gift it must appear that he was , when making it in extremis
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Abducting a General

Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor's intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the ...

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444796593

Category: History

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A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. Although a story often told, this is the first time Patrick Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnapping of General Kriepe, has been published. One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor's intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event.