A Time of Gifts

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A Time of Gifts sees Patrick Leigh Fermor setting out at the age of 18 in 1933, on his epic journey across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople.

This first volume takes the reader as far as Hungary. Fermor offers compelling glimpses, not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of the resplendent domes, the monasteries, the great rivers, the hospitable burgomasters, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the grandeurs and the courtesies.

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Nothing short of a masterpiece (Jan Morris)

[Fermor's] gloriously ornate account of that epic journey is a classic of what we might call the 'literature of the leg' (Robert Macfarlane, Waitrose Weekend)

This is a traveller's tale at its infectious and informative best; vividly remembered and beautifully written (Church Times)

"[Patrick Leigh Fermor] stands beside Robert Byron as the finest travel writer of his generation." Colin Thubron. (Sunday Telegraph)

Every page of this book is distinguished by an image, a metaphor, a flash of humour always original and sometimes as incisive as a laser beam. (Vincent Cronin)

'A Time of Gifts' is a treasure chest of descriptive writing and contains compelling glimpses of the events which were curdling Europe then. (Spectator)

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A Time of Gifts sees Patrick Leigh Fermor setting out at the age of 18 in 1933, on his epic journey across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This first volume takes the reader as far as Hungary.

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