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

English · Hardback

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The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before.

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In December 1933, at the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) walked across Europe, reaching Constantinople in early 1935. He travelled on into Greece, where in Athens he met Balasha Cantacuzene, with whom he lived - mostly in Rumania - until the outbreak of war. Serving in occupied Crete, he led a successful operation to kidnap a German general, for which he won the DSO and was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. After the war he began writing, and travelled extensively round Greece with Joan Eyres Monsell whom he later married. Towards the end of his life he wrote the first two books about his early trans-European odyssey, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. He planned a third, unfinished at the time of his death in 2011, which has since been edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper and published as The Broken Road.

Summary

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before.

Foreword

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before.

Additional text

[Fermor's] gloriously ornate account of that epic journey is a classic of what we might call the 'literature of the leg'

Product details

Authors Patrick Leigh Fermor, Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher John Murray
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2021
 
EAN 9781529369496
ISBN 978-1-5293-6949-6
No. of pages 384
Dimensions 145 mm x 223 mm x 32 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

Europe, 20th Century, Travel & holiday, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999

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