Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 08/04/2004
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The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary.

Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania.

The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges.

The concluding part of the trilogy was published in September 2013 as The Broken Road.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9780719566967
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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Between the Woods and the Water
Excellent Travel Book
This is the sequel to A Time of Gifts, and picks up where we left Fermor on the Bridge in Budapest. In this he carries on in the same manner as before, wa... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
Between the Woods and the Water
A Lost World
After reading 'A Time of Gifts' I was itching to find out about the next stage of the journey and I was not disappointed. You are sucked into a magical wor... READ MORE
Between the Woods and the Water
Into lands of myth
The story so far: in 1933, 19-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor (later to achieve notoriety operating behind German lines in Crete during WW2) drops out of a r... READ MORE
Robert Day
Between the Woods and the Water
The descriptions are marvellous
The descriptions of places and characters in this book are beautiful, remarkable. If only we could return to such wonderful times