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Between the Woods and the Water: Complete & Unabridged: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland
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Between the Woods and the Water is a book so good your resent finishing it. (Sunday Times)
'The finest travelling companion we could ever have... His head is stocked with cultural lore and poetic fancy to make every league an adventure.' Christopher Hudson (Evening Standard)
As full of zest, joy and delight as its predecessor (Country Life)
He is exploring the very furthest boundaries of the genre. (Jan Morris, The Times)
The most enjoyable living writer to be published this year (Peter Levi, The Spectator)
I have never enjoyed a travel book more and I would doubt if I will ever enjoy one so much again (Robin Lane Fox)
Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language (Independent)
Bringing the landscape alive as no other writer can, he uses his profound and eclectic understanding of cultures and peoples ... to paint vivid pictures - nobody has illuminated the geography of Europe better (Geographical Magazine)
John Murray is doing the decent thing and reissuing all of Leigh Fermor's main books ... But what else would you expect from a publisher whose commitment to geography is such that for more than two centuries it has widened our understanding of the world? (Geographical Magazine)
'For a spirited introduction [to the Balkans] try Patrick Leigh Fermor's account of a 1930s walk from Hungary to Romania and Bulgaria...rich in local history and a formative book in the rise of modern travel writing' - David Mattin (The Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The second great Patrick Leigh Fermor classic - and the sequel to A Time of Gifts - in John Murray B-format for the first time. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Buy it, read it, and then go buy his other books.
"Scattered with poppies, the golden-green waves of the cornfields faded. The red sun seemed to tip one end of a pair of scales below the horizon, and simultaneously to lift an orange moon at the other. Only two days off the full, it rose behind a wood, swiftly losing its flush as it floated up, until the wheat loomed out of the twilight like a metallic and prickly sea."
A real pleasure to read (even without having read the first volume, I think) - highly recommended.
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I just loved this, despite being aware that this is a memoir by a posh boy meandering across Hungary and Transylvania in the company of various Magyar aristocrats. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jezza
It was the publicity for Artemis Cooper’s biography of PLF that inspired me to get both “A Time of Gifts” and “Between the Woods and the Water” on my Kindle. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cornwallgurl
I was so impressed by A Time of Gifts that I immediately ordered this and The Broken Road. A mistake. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Gladwell
Leigh-Fermor is incredible, his style is incomparable. Every description is based on his very-very keen eye and ear, an amazing ability of observation and humanity, as well as his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A superb blend of travelogue, history, lore, passion and adventure, vividly creating an image of an exotic part of the world surrounding the Danube. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jules