Time Of Gifts

Fermor, Patrick Leigh

£10.99

‘A Time of Gifts’ sees Patrick Leigh Fermor setting out in 1933, at the age of 18, on his epic journey across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This first volume takes the reader as far as Hungary.

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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot – from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary.

It is a book of compelling glimpses – not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world’s grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic.

Additional information

Weight 274 g
Dimensions 198 × 154 × 26 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

291

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.0452 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K