A Time to Keep Silence

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In the early 1950s, Patrick Leigh Fermor sought refuge in the Benedictine abbey of St Wandrille in Normandy, before sampling the more rigorous Cistercian discipline of La Grande Trappe. Balancing scepticism and respect, this little book observes the day-to-day life of the monks and the tranquillity of their surroundings, before exploring the origins of the hermetic life in the awe-inspiring rock monasteries of Cappadocia.

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A Time to Keep Silence

A Time to Keep Silence

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In the early 1950s, Patrick Leigh Fermor sought refuge in the Benedictine abbey of St Wandrille in Normandy, before sampling the more rigorous Cistercian discipline of La Grande Trappe. Balancing scepticism and respect, this little book observes the day-to-day life of the monks and the tranquillity of their surroundings, before exploring the origins of the hermetic life in the awe-inspiring rock monasteries of Cappadocia.

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