A Time to Keep Silence

Paperback $12.95

Oct 30, 2007 | 128 Pages

Ebook $12.95

Nov 09, 2011 | 128 Pages

  • Paperback $12.95

    Oct 30, 2007 | 128 Pages

  • Ebook $12.95

    Nov 09, 2011 | 128 Pages


“Delightful…His book is not only an admirable piece of travel writing; it is also a brilliant piece of human exploration.” — The New Statesman

“Prose lapidary and evocative enough to please even the hardiest skeptic.” — The Washington Post

“His shortest book (and to my mind his best)…its hammered terseness is…a good match for the sobriety of the subject.” — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Fermor writes logbooks of discovery, keenly meandering through architecture, music, art, history and the minutiae of everyday life…[His] erudition and courage are matched by his discerning compassion, which shapes the probing character sketches that populate his books, including A Time to Keep Silence.” — Los Angeles Times

“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 (UK)

Praise for Patrick Leigh Fermor:

“One of the greatest travel writers of all time”–The Sunday Times

“A unique mixture of hero, historian, traveler and writer; the last and the greatest of a generation whose like we won’t see again.”–Geographical

“The finest traveling companion we could ever have . . . His head is stocked with enough cultural lore and poetic fancy to make every league an adventure.” –Evening Standard

If all Europe were laid waste tomorrow, one might do worse than attempt to recreate it, or at least to preserve some sense of historical splendor and variety, by immersing oneself in the travel books of Patrick Leigh Fermor.”—Ben Downing, The Paris Review

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