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This book revisits the trajectory of one section of Patrick Leigh Fermor?s famous pedestrian excursion from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This S.O.E. officer walked into Hungary as a youth of 19 at Easter of 1934 and left Transylvania in August. ?A cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene?ÿas the New York Times obituary put it in 2011, this intrepid traveller published his experiences half a century later.ÿBetween the Woods and the Waterÿcovers the part of the epic journey on foot from the middle Danube to the Iron Gates. It has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1986. O?Sullivan reveals the identity of the interesting characters in the travelogue, interviewing several of their descendants and meticulously recreating Leigh Fermor?s time spent among the Hungarian nobility.ÿLeigh Fermor?s recollections of his 1934 contacts are at once a proof of a lifelong attraction for the aristocracy, and a confirmation of his passionate love of history and understanding of the region.ÿRich with photos and other rare documents on places and persons both from the 1930s and today, the book offers a compelling social and political history of the period and the area. Described by Professor Norman Stone as ?a major work of Hungarian social archaeology,? this book provides a portrait of Hungary and Transylvania on the brink of momentous change.
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This book revisits the trajectory of one section of Patrick Leigh Fermor?s famous pedestrian excursion from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This S.O.E. officer walked into Hungary as a youth of 19 at Easter of 1934 and left Transylvania in August. ?A cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene?ÿas the New York Times obituary put it in 2011, this intrepid traveller published his experiences half a century later.ÿBetween the Woods and the Waterÿcovers the part of the epic journey on foot from the middle Danube to the Iron Gates. It has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1986. O?Sullivan reveals the identity of the interesting characters in the travelogue, interviewing several of their descendants and meticulously recreating Leigh Fermor?s time spent among the Hungarian nobility.ÿLeigh Fermor?s recollections of his 1934 contacts are at once a proof of a lifelong attraction for the aristocracy, and a confirmation of his passionate love of history and understanding of the region.ÿRich with photos and other rare documents on places and persons both from the 1930s and today, the book offers a compelling social and political history of the period and the area. Described by Professor Norman Stone as ?a major work of Hungarian social archaeology,? this book provides a portrait of Hungary and Transylvania on the brink of momentous change.

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ISBN
9789633861721
Publisher
Central European University Press
Author
O'Sullivan Michael
Year Published
2018
Pages
274
Format
Hardcover
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