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

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

The great travel classic, first published in 1977 and recounting an epic journey of nearly 50 years before, reissued in paperback with an Introduction by Jan Morris
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A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube Summary


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.

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Sku
GOR001177518
Title
A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0719566959
ISBN 13
9780719566950
Prizes
N/A
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