A Time of Gifts By Patrick Leigh Fermor

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On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

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.

Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 260g
Publication date: 15 March 2004
Publication City/Country: London
ISBN 10: 0719566959
ISBN 13: 9780719566950
Illustrations note: frontispiece and map
Sales rank: 3,534