A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (John Craxton Dust Jacket)


Artist(s): John Craxton
Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor
Format: hardback
Edition: Third
Year published: 1979
Publisher: John Murray Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 291

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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.

Condition: Fine copy in very good price-clipped dust jacket.

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