Between the Woods and the WaterOrdinær pris 179,00 kr
The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come.
Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges. The concluding part of the trilogy was published in September 2013 as The Broken Road.
Forfattere: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisert måned: Des
Publisert år: 2004
Sider nr: 248
Walking to JerusalemOrdinær pris 179,00 kr
2017 marked three important anniversaries for the palestinian people: 100 years since the balfour declaration; 50 years since the six-day war; and ten years since the blockade of gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician justin butcher - along with ten other companions for the full route, plus another hundred joining him for various stretches along the way - walked from london to jerusalem. This book is the record of his journey: A combination of walking journal, travel writing and pilgrim stories.
It's less of a travel guide to walking across europe and more an exploration of the many strands radiating from the holy land and its narrative, weaving paths across place and history, through the lives of justin's fellow-walkers - and, of course, his own life. Between the route itinerary and the themes of balfour and christian zionism, weizmann and cordite, colonialism, jerusalem syndrome and desert spirituality, justin charts a chronicle of serendipity: Happenstances hilarious, infuriating and occasionally numinous - or, as pilgrims might say, encounters with the divine.
- Forfattere: Justin Butcher
- Publisert: Desember 2019
- Antall sider: 302