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    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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    Title
    Between the Woods and the Water
    Subtitle
    on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719566967
    ISBN 10: 0719566967
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009000
    DC21: 914.0452
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    frontispiece and map
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    08 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Between the Woods and the Water is a book so good your resent finishing it. Sunday Times 'The finest travelling companion we could ever have... His head is stocked with cultural lore and poetic fancy to make every league an adventure.' Christopher Hudson Evening Standard As full of zest, joy and delight as its predecessor Country Life He is exploring the very furthest boundaries of the genre. Jan Morris, The Times The most enjoyable living writer to be published this year Peter Levi, The Spectator I have never enjoyed a travel book more and I would doubt if I will ever enjoy one so much again Robin Lane Fox Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language Independent Bringing the landscape alive as no other writer can, he uses his profound and eclectic understanding of cultures and peoples ... to paint vivid pictures - nobody has illuminated the geography of Europe better Geographical Magazine John Murray is doing the decent thing and reissuing all of Leigh Fermor's main books ... But what else would you expect from a publisher whose commitment to geography is such that for more than two centuries it has widened our understanding of the world? Geographical Magazine 'For a spirited introduction [to the Balkans] try Patrick Leigh Fermor's account of a 1930s walk from Hungary to Romania and Bulgaria...rich in local history and a formative book in the rise of modern travel writing' - David Mattin The Times