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A Time of Gifts (Trilogy #1)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor

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A Time of Gifts (Trilogy #1) by Patrick Leigh Fermor Overview

In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic. First published to enormous acclaim, it confirmed Fermor's reputation as the greatest living travel writer, and has, together with its sequel Between the Woods and the Water (the third volume is famously yet to be published), been a perennial seller for 25 years.

Patrick Leigh Fermor

About A Time of Gifts (Trilogy #1) Description

Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor DSO OBE was a British author and soldier, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Battle of Crete during World War II. He was widely regarded as "Britain's greatest living travel writer".

Data Book A Time of Gifts (Trilogy #1)

Original Title A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube ISBN 1590171659 (ISBN13: 9781590171653 ) Edition Language English Series Trilogy #1 setting Netherlands, 1933 Germany, 1934 Austria, 1934 …more Hungary, 1934 …less Literary Awards WH Smith Literary Award (1978) (30)