Between The Woods And The Water

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SKU: DADAX0670811491
ISBN : 9780670811496
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Between the Woods and the Water

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 wargathered, 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.

Specifications of Between the Woods and the Water

GENERAL
AuthorPatrick Leigh Fermor
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100670811491
ISBN-139780670811496
PublisherViking Adult
Number Of Pages248
Publication Date1986-12-01
DIMENSIONS
Height20 inch.
Length20 inch.
Width20 inch.
Weight1 pounds.

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