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Deserves its reputation as a classic,
This review is from: A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (Paperback)
At first I had trouble adjusting to Leigh Fermor's extremely descriptive style. He furnishes his writing with rarely-used words and is happy to hold up the story for pages while he sidetracks us with art historical or architectural speculations. However, his charm and learning prove irresistible. This is an unforgettable book.