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A Time to Keep Silence : The Hungry Student - Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Time to Keep Silence

The Hungry Student

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Published: April 2004
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From the French Abbey of St. Wandrille to the abandoned and awesome Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey, the celebrated travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor studies the rigorous contemplative lives of the monks and the timeless beauty of their monastic surroundings.

The English language is still a superb instrument in the hands of a writer who has a virtuoso skill with words, a robust aesthetic passion, an indomitable curiosity and a rapturous historical imagination - Observer

The genius of Patrick Leigh Fermor is a many splendoured thing. Soldier, traveller, writer, Phihellene ... he has already dazzled and delighted ... It is some time since more truth and beauty were distilled into a hundred pages - Stewart Perowne

A brilliant book - Sunday Times

Delightful ... His book is not only an admirable piece of travel writing; it is also a brilliant piece of human exploration - New Statesman

Introspection, history, reportage have their balanced places in a well-written book ... measured and lucent - Sunday Times

Patrick Leigh Fermor is a stylish, superb master of words, which he savours like the choicest vintage - The Times

What a delight it is to read a book so beautifully and sensitively written - Observer

A most successful attempt to portray the reactions of the man of the world (in the literal sense) when confronted with the monastic life - Daily Telegraph

Introductionp. 9
The Abbey of St. Wandrille de Fontanellep. 15
From Solesmes to La Grande Trappep. 51
The Rock Monasteries of Cappadociap. 79
Postscriptp. 89
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ISBN: 9780719555275
ISBN-10: 0719555272
Series: The Hungry Student
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 18.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Number: 1