Land des Verkäufers
Verlag: Nicholas Brearley Publishing, London, 2014
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Soft cover. Zustand: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression, first published in paperback not hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, WITHOUT DEDICATION, IN BLACK PEN, ON TITLE PAGE. Some minuscule edge wear to top and bottom of covers and spine, spine uncreased, price on back cover (£10.00), no other inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy.330pp, illustrated. In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011), 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 Paddy's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own great trudge, on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor's books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2500 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. Very scarce igned. Signed by Author(s).