Between the Woods and the Water

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253 pages. Illustré d'une carte en noir et blanc sur double-page. Bon état Couv. convenable Intérieur frais In-8 Carré Broché Travel book. Cover by John Craxton.

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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts

The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. Between the Woods and the Water, the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.

The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed by a trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends.

Revue de presse :

The most enjoyable living writer to be published this year (Peter Levi, The Spectator)

As full of zest, joy and delight as its predecessor (Country Life)

I hae never enjoyed a travel book more and I would doubt if I will ever enjoy one so much again (Robin Lane Fox)

'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)

" [I]n this work he is exploring the very furthest boundaries of the genre." Jan Morris. (The Times)

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