Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A book so good you'll resent finishing it' Sunday Times

'The finest travelling companion we could ever have' Evening Standard

'Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language' Independent


The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey -- as an 18-year-old -- across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary.

Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania.

The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529369502
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.96
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 414g
Height: 144mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 30mm