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Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn (Paperback)

By Hunt, Nick

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In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, 'like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar'. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and th...e posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own 'great trudge' - on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor's books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.
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ISBN 9781857886436
Released AU 8 Nov 2016
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781857886436
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Released 8 Nov 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, Nick
Category Walking, Hiking, Trekking
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 914.045612
Weight 238g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Walking - Europe, Europe - Description and travel, Fermor, Patrick Leigh - Travel - Europe, Hunt, Nick - Travel - Europe
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade