Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (Hardback)
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Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (Hardback)

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Published: 10/06/2021
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'A book so good you'll resent finishing it' Sunday Times

'The finest travelling companion we could ever have' Evening Standard

'Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language' Independent

INTRODUCED BY JAN MORRIS

The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey -- as an 18-year-old -- across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary.

Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania.

The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529369502
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 32 mm

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“Excellent Travel Book”

This is the sequel to A Time of Gifts, and picks up where we left Fermor on the Bridge in Budapest.

In this he carries on in the same manner as before, walking and meeting people, sharing wine and food, and laughter.... More

Paperback edition
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“A Lost World”

After reading 'A Time of Gifts' I was itching to find out about the next stage of the journey and I was not disappointed. You are sucked into a magical world of leisure when people had time for each other,... More

Paperback edition
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“Into lands of myth”

The story so far: in 1933, 19-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor (later to achieve notoriety operating behind German lines in Crete during WW2) drops out of a reasonably good public school and determines to tramp across... More

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