By Patrick Leigh Fermor
Continuing the epic foot trip throughout Europe began in A Time of Gifts
The trip that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to go Europe strolling with an emergency allowance of 1 pound a day--proved so wealthy in reviews that once a lot later he sat all the way down to describe them, they overflowed into multiple quantity. Undertaken because the storms of battle accumulated, and delivering a history for the occasions that have been starting to spread in critical Europe, Leigh Fermor's still-unfinished account of his trip has demonstrated itself as a latest vintage. Between the Woods and the Water, the second one quantity of a projected 3, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.
the outlet of the booklet unearths Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube--at the very second the place his first quantity left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is by way of a visit downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback around the nice Hungarian simple, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. distant castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering levels which are the hang-out of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and various sects are all savored in the method of the Iron Gates, the department among the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, the place, for now, the tale ends.
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