Between the Woods and the Water

£16.99

In December 1933, at the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor walked across Europe, reaching Constantinople in early 1935. Picking up where ‘A Time of Gifts’ left off, ‘Between the Woods and the Water’ covers Fermor’s journey 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.

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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.

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Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 14.4 × 3.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.96 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K