Being a natural romantic ... he was able to probe the hidden recesses of this mixed civilisation and to present us with a picture of the Indies more penetrating and original than any that has been presented before
He is the ideal traveller, inquisitive, humorous and vivid in depicting
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?
A substantial and fascinating work, with the adventurer's signature across every page
No-one has captured and evoked the extraordinary differences between the islands better
Amusing, knowledgeable, and percipient, it is everything a travel book should be.