Between the Woods and the Water is a book so good your resent finishing it.
'The finest travelling companion we could ever have... His head is stocked with cultural lore and poetic fancy to make every league an adventure.' Christopher Hudson
As full of zest, joy and delight as its predecessor
He is exploring the very furthest boundaries of the genre.
The most enjoyable living writer to be published this year
I have never enjoyed a travel book more and I would doubt if I will ever enjoy one so much again
Rightly considered to be among the most beautiful travel books in the language
Bringing the landscape alive as no other writer can, he uses his profound and eclectic understanding of cultures and peoples ... to paint vivid pictures - nobody has illuminated the geography of Europe better
John Murray is doing the decent thing and reissuing all of Leigh Fermor's main books ... But what else would you expect from a publisher whose commitment to geography is such that for more than two centuries it has widened our understanding of the world?
'For a spirited introduction [to the Balkans] try Patrick Leigh Fermor's account of a 1930s walk from Hungary to Romania and Bulgaria...rich in local history and a formative book in the rise of modern travel writing' - David Mattin