A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube Fermor, Patrick Leigh

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

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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 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.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780719566950
BY (AUTHOR) Fermor, Patrick Leigh
PUBLISHER : John Murray Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 15, 2004
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : John Murray Publishers Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 154 mm
WEIGHT : 274 g

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Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
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. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780719566950 BY (AUTHOR) Fermor, Patrick Leigh PUBLISHER : John Murray Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 15, 2004 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : John Murray Publishers Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 154 mm WEIGHT : 274 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure