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A Time of Gifts - Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time of Gifts
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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... show more
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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0049MPHV2
Edition language: English
Series: Trilogy (#1)
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bobsburgers23
bobsburgers23 rated it
3.0 A Time of Gifts
In the end, I found it an incomplete, lyrical and pleasant enough romp through mostly German speaking areas. Fermor writes well, though quite flowery and with a critic's eye for architecture. I skipped or my eyes glazed over probably a dozen parts. The parts I did like, I really liked. Fermor descri...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
5.0 "A Time of Gifts" by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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 in this volume the reader accompanies him as far as Hungary. It's an exceptional book....
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Bread and Apples
Setting off from London to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople at the end of 1933, Fermor dives into a land of marvels that was largely swept away by the second war, already brewing as he makes his winding way with wide-eyed wonder and zest for every new experienceHis description is unre...
Blyth Book Blog
Blyth Book Blog rated it
3.0 A Time of Gifts
Highly rated by many people, but I just couldn't get into it ... so wordy!
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 A Time of Gifts
bookshelves: published-1977, autumn-2012, travel, nonfiction, one-penny-wonder, 3m-bookshelf-challenge, autobiography-memoir Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Carey Combe Recommended for: 3Ms Read from April 03 to October 04, 2012 ----------------------Three opening quotes, this one is the title sour...
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