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Between the Woods and the Water - Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris
Between the Woods and the Water
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of GiftsThe 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... show more
Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of GiftsThe 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 bya trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe 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 savoredin the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590171660 (1590171667)
ASIN: 1590171667
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Series: Trilogy (#2)
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travelin
travelin rated it
3.0 Between the Woods and the Water
I have to believe that Fermor's reputation as one of England's greatest writers must rest on many of his earlier books. Or maybe it's the the recommendation of lesser writers like Morris. This book gets three instead of fewer stars merely because 1) I'd recently passed through some of the same terra...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Between the Woods and the Water (Trilogy #2) by Patrick Leigh Fermor
bookshelves: series, lit-richer, nonfiction, autobiography-memoir, paper-read, autumn-2015, nonfic-nov-2015, giftee, travel, hungary, romania, adventure Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Read from March 19 to November 30, 2015 A giftee! **Pets the package** Thanks Judy...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Bread & Apples II
I was thoroughly lost in the Transylvanian forests.The greatest value of Fermor's travelogues is perhaps as a document of a vanished world: Europe between the wars. Landscapes political and physical have utterly changed, communities remodelled, migrated or erased. These books are like maps from Atla...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
0.0
Must read this soon. If follows A Time of Gifts, which was superb. He starts from the bridge over the Danube approaching Budapest but he doesn't arrive in Constantinople! It ends at the Iron Gates, a gorge on the Danube River in the Carpathian Mountains between Romania and Serbia. It is the descripo...
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