Between the Woods and the Water
on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Book DescriptionThe 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. Although Between the Woods and the Water was published nine years after A Time of Gifts, Fermor is famously still at work on the concluding part of his trilogy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719566967
(17mm x 140mm x 197mm)
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Abducting a General, Hardback (November 2015)View all books by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Originally published: London: John Murray, 2014.
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Author Biography - Patrick Leigh Fermor
After his walk across Europe, Patrick Leigh Fermor lived and travelled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania and fought in Greece and Crete - living disguised as a shepherd in the mountains for two years organising resistance activities. He was awarded the DSO and CBE, and a knighthood in the 2004 new Year Honours List. He died in 2011.
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