Between The Woods & The Water

Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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This text describes part of the journey of Partick Leigh Fermor from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in 1933, describing his encounters with different peoples and cultures.

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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.

The concluding part of the trilogy was published in September 2013 as The Broken Road.

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Weight 220 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 24 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

248

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.0452 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K