42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Great travel classic and much more,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople - From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (Paperback)
Leigh Fermor's great classic is extraordinary. His language is immensely beautiful, but I beleive that the secret to understand the book is that he is actually painting pictures with words. There are some great set pieces: the walk in Holland, breakfast in Rottterdam, the cold, the chateau life he began to lead after Munich. He is a polymath and the book is not really travel literature at all, or if it is, it is of a totally different order to anything I have ever read. Will Leigh Fermor write the promised third part of the great trilogy?