One of Leigh Fermor’s teenage crushes, a girl who ran the local grocery shop, whom he spotted on an escapade from school.

‘She was twenty-four, a ravishing and sonnet-begetting beauty and I can see her now and still hear that melting and deep Kent accent.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 17

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