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Between the Woods and the Water

On Foot To Constantipole From The Hook Of Holland

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

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 war gathered, 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.

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Publish Date

1986

ISBN

0670811491


Format: Book
Author: Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Title: Between the woods and the water : on foot to Constantipole from the Hook of Holland : the middle Danube to the Iron Gates / Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Viking, 1986.
Subject: Fermor, Patrick Leigh. Danube River Valley -- Description and travel Europe, Eastern -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0670811491
Current Holds: 2
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 914.7 Fer
Oclc: 13823423
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Bib Id: 13320

Format: Book
Author: Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Title: Between the woods and the water : on foot to Constantipole from the Hook of Holland : the middle Danube to the Iron Gates / Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Viking, 1986.
Description: 248 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Fermor, Patrick Leigh.
Subjects: Danube River Valley -- Description and travel
Subjects: Europe, Eastern -- Description and travel
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Notes: Continues: A time of gifts.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 85040795
ISBN: 0670811491
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 914.7 Fer