Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross
At Oxford Balfour was part of the Railway Club, which included: Henry Yorke, Roy Harrod, Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath, David Plunket Greene, Edward Henry Charles James Fox-Strangways, 7th Earl of Ilchester, Brian Howard, Michael Parsons, 6th Earl of Rosse, John Sutro, Hugh Lygon, Harold Acton, Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne, Patrick Balfour, Mark Ogilvie-Grant, John Drury-Lowe.
During the Second World War he served with the Royal Air Force and from 1944-47 was First Secretary at the British Embassy at Cairo.
In 1938, he married Angela Mary Culme-Seymour (1912-2012), daughter of George Culme-Seymour and Janet (née Orr-Ewing) and former wife of the artist John Spencer-Churchill. Having been separated by World War II when Balfour was posted to Cairo, she started a five-year relationship with Major Robert Hewer-Hewitt by whom she had two sons, Mark and Johnny. Patrick and Angela were divorced in 1942.
- The Ruthless Innocent (1949) Supposedly based on the character of Angela Culme-Seymour
- The Orphaned Realm: Journeys in Cyprus (1951)
- Within the Taurus: A Journey in Asiatic Turkey (1954)
- Portrait of Greece with photographs in colour by Dimitri, Max Parrish: London (1956)
- Europa Minor: Journeys in Coastal Turkey (1956)
- The innocents at home (1959)
- Atatürk: The Rebirth of a Nation (London. 1964)
- Atatürk: A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey (New York. 1965)
- Portrait of Egypt (1966)
- Windsor Years: The Life of Edward, as Prince of Wales, King, and Duke of Windsor (1967)
- Between Two Seas: The Creation of the Suez Canal (1968)
- Ottoman Centuries: The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire (1977) ISBN 0-688-08093-6
- Hagia Sophia :A History of Constantinople ISBN 9780882250151 (1979) Newsweek Book Division
- "Ancestors of Gavin R.J. Dallmeyer: Patrick Balfour". Familytreemaker.genealogy.com. 25 June 1904. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- "Cracroft's Peerage". Cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- Winchester College Register 1915-1960 pp 77-78.
- Lancaster, Marie-Jaqueline (2005). Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure. Timewell Press. p. 122. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- Winchester College Record
- The Daily Telegraph: Angela Culme-Seymour. 3 February 2012.
- On Balfour's homosexuality see Candida Lycett Green, ed. and introduction, John Betjeman: Letters [2 vols, London: Methuen, 1994, reprinted 2006], i, 44).
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