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The last chapters,
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This review is from: The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos (Hardcover)
This is the last and long-awaited part of PLF's travelogue begun in A Time of Gifts and continued in Between the Woods and the Water. Edited by his litererary executors Artemis Cooper and Colin Thubron from a combination of drafts discovered at his publishers and his own extensively re-written notes, left uncompleted at the time of his death, the story covers the last leg of the journey in his own inimitable style, but unaccountably peters out when journey's end is in sight at Constantinople (Istanbul), so we will never know what he got up to there.... It is rounded off by a coda about a journey around the Greek Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos which PLF undertook later, foreshadowing the fascination with Greece and its peoples which lasted the rest of his life. Cooper and Thubron should be proud of producing a work celebrating the author and completing his journey.