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Between the Woods and the Water

On Foot From Constantinople the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Fermor, Patrick Leigh (Book - 2005 )
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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.
Authors: Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Title: Between the woods and the water
on foot from Constantinople the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2005
Characteristics: xi, 264 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Patrick Leigh Fermor ; introduction by Jan Morris
Notes: Includes index
Originally published: London : Murray, 1986. With new introd
Continues: A time of gifts
Contents: Bridge passage
Budapest
The great Hungarian plain
The marches of Transylvania
Across the forest
Triple fugue
Carpathian uplands
The end of middle Europe
ISBN: 9781590171660
1590171667
Branch Call Number: 914.96 F361b 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Fermor, Patrick Leigh Travel Danube River Valley Europe, Eastern Description and travel Danube River Valley Description and travel
LCCN: 2005012027
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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 splen... Read More »


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May 22, 2012
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