By Patrick Leigh Fermor
Continuing the epic foot trip throughout Europe started in A Time of Gifts
The trip that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to pass Europe walking with an emergency allowance of 1 pound a day—proved so wealthy in reviews that after a lot later he sat all the way down to describe them, they overflowed into a couple of quantity. Undertaken because the storms of warfare accrued, and delivering a historical past for the occasions that have been starting to spread in important Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his trip has validated itself as a latest vintage. Between the Woods and the Water, the second one quantity of a projected 3, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.
the outlet of the publication unearths Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very second the place his first quantity left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is through a visit downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback around the nice Hungarian undeniable, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. distant castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering levels which are the hang-out of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and quite a few sects are all savored within the method of the Iron Gates, the department among the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, the place, for now, the tale ends.