A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor

£10.99

The first part of the legendary trilogy of travel writing

Paperback

Non-Fiction > Travel Writing

ISBN: 9780719566950

Published March 2004

384 pages

Description

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.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm