A Time Of Gifts: On Foot To Constantinople From The Hook Of Holland To The Middle Danube

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780719566950
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : John Murray
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  • : March 2004
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 22.99
  • : May 2014
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  • : Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • : Paperback
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'A Time of Gifts' sees Patrick Leigh Fermor setting out in 1933, at the age of 18, on his epic journey across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This first volume takes the reader as far as Hungary.

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The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, now available in John Murray B-format for the first time.


' Nothing short of a masterpiece' -- Jan Morris 'A treasure chest of descriptive writing' -- Spectator 'Not only is the journey one of physical adventure but of cultural awakening. Architecture, art, genealogy, quirks of history and language are all devoured - and here passed on - with a gusto uniquely his' -- Colin Thubron, Sunday Telegraph 'Every page of this book is distinguished by an image, a metaphor, a flash of humour always original and sometimes as incisive as a laser beam.' -- Vincent Cronin 'A tremendous journey ... and he's fabulous company' -- Manchester Evening News 20040424 ' This is a traveller's tale at its infectious and informative best; vividly remembered and beautifully written' -- Church Times 20040424 'John Murray is doing the decent thing and reissuing all of Leigh Fermor's main books ... But what else would you expect from a publisher whose commitment to geography is such that for more than two centuries it has widened our understanding of the world?' -- Geographical Magazine 20040801 'Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language' -- Independent 20040814 'Bringing the landscape alive as no other writer can, he uses his profound and eclectic understanding of cultures and peoples ... to paint vivid pictures - nobody has illuminated the geography of Europe better' -- Geographical Magazine 20040801