Travel Writing Giants

William Dalrymple celebrates the writing of Peter Matthiessen who died this month, comparing him with another of his favourite travel writers, Patrick Leigh Fermor. "Both were footloose scholars who left their studies and libraries to walk in the wild places of the world, erudite and bookish wanderers, scrambling through remote mountains, notebooks in hand, rucksacks full of good books on their shoulders."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: Remembering Peter Matthiessen and Patrick Leigh Fermor

A Point of View: Remembering Peter Matthiessen and Patrick Leigh Fermor

William Dalrymple pays tribute to two fellow travel writers - Peter Matthiessen, who died recently, and Patrick Leigh Fermor.

 

Read William Dalrymple's article on the BBC News website

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PresenterWilliam Dalrymple
ProducerSheila Cook

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