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Love flourishes in Cairo, and in 1948 Patrick retreats to a monastery to write his first book. Biography by Artemis Cooper. Read by Samuel West. From November 2012.

Artemis Cooper's biography charts for the first time the extraordinary life story of the celebrated travel writer and war hero who was as renowned for his feats of derring-do as for his sumptuous prose.

Love flourishes in Cairo and in 1948 Paddy retreats to a monastery to write his first book.

Read by Samuel West
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

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