The Broken Road.
From the iron gates to mount athos. edited by colin thubron and artemis cooper.
8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. xix +  maps + 362 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Illustrated by photograph of author, and by 4 maps. Decorated by title page and head and tailpiece vignettes. Red patterned endpapers. The final part of the pre-war walk of Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) covers the section from the Iron Gates in Romania to Mount Athos in Greece. In the early 1930s the author had set out to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople and the journey as far as the Iron Gates was described in A Time of Gifts (1977) and Between the Woods and the Water (1986). The Broken Road brings together two texts left by Leigh Fermor; the first written in the 1960s describes his travels through Romania and Bulgaria to Northern Greece, the second is his only surviving diary, describing his stay in Mount Athos. The book is edited by his two literary executors. Third reprint of the first edition.
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