A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor. "At 18, in 1934, he set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople.A rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary.Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, the book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English…
The very long awaited conclusion to Patrick Leigh Fermor's unforgettable, three-part travelogue, which describes his adventures during a walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople (a name he romantically preferred to Istanbul) as a young man in the early 1930s.
Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011): At age 18 walked the length of Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Arguably one of the best travel writers of our generation, his novels have inspired many great writers, notably Ian Fleming's James Bond. #JetsetterCurator
The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - a perfect gift for Christmas. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople.