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A Time of Gifts

On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "A Time of Gifts"

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.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Fermor Patrick Leigh
ISBN: 9780719566950
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 15/03/2004
Εκδότης: John Murray Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 384
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 274 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: frontispiece and map
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2004