Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water

On Foot to Constantinople : the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Book - 2013
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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.

The concluding part of the trilogy was published in September 2013 as The Broken Road .

Publisher: London : John Murray, 2013, c1986
ISBN: 9780719566967
Branch Call Number: 914.9 FER
Characteristics: 287 p. :,maps ;,20 cm.


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Jan 29, 2015

He was one of the greatest travel writers. If you'd like to see what great descriptive writing looks like, this is it.

May 22, 2012

Well written

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