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The Resource Walking the woods and the water : in Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps, from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn, Nick Hunt

Walking the woods and the water : in Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps, from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn, Nick Hunt

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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
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Walking the woods and the water
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in Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps, from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn
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Nick Hunt
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eng
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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 the 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 eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, 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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Title
Walking the woods and the water
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In 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out to chance and charm his way across Europe. The books he later wrote about this walk are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct and landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Nick Hunt dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. Eighty years later he began his own "great trudge" on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, he trekked some 2,500 miles from Holland to Turkey
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914.0452
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no index present
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D921
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.H957
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non fiction
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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, Nick Hunt
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Contents
From Hook to Horn -- West : a time of gifts. A circuit board of fields and water : the Low Countries ; Rain on the river : the Rhineland ; A great cold coming : High Germany and Bavaria ; White winter : Austria to Vienna -- East : between the woods and the water. The yellow lands : Bratislava to Budapest ; No horizons : the great Hungarian Plain ; People have faces there : Romania ; The valley of the shadow : Transylvania and the Carpathians -- South : the broken road. South of the river : Bulgaria ; The concrete coastline : The Black Sea ; Among tea-sippers : Turkey ; To the Golden Horn : Istanbul -- Walking the unbroken road
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
vi, 330 pages
Isbn
9781857886177
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(pbk.)
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(OCoLC)868083672

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