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The Resource The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper

The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper

Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Title
The broken road
Title remainder
from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick ('Paddy') Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him the better part of a year. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A time of gifts and Between the woods and the water ... The broken road is the long and avidly awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011, assembled from Leigh Fermor's manuscripts by his prize-winning biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron"--
Summary
Finally arriving on bookshelves is the long-awaited last travelogue in a trilogy that traces the year-long sojourn across 1933 Europe by 18-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor, who then "thought himself a failure" but later became one of the best travel writers the world has known. Using Fermor's almost-finished manuscript, which melds lush descriptions with history and fascinating adventures, biographer Artemis Cooper and travel author Colin Thubron edited this book after Fermor's death at the age of 96. Erudite readers and lovers of lyrical language will embrace this delightful read, which covers Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece; those who haven't read Fermor will want to pick up A Time of Gifts, about the 1st leg of his eye-opening journey that began in Holland. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10297901
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Dewey number
914.96/044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DJK17
LC item number
.F47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1953-
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  • Thubron, Colin
  • Cooper, Artemis
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True
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  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • TRAVEL / Europe / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
Link
9781590177549.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2013
  • Continues: A time of gifts; and Between the woods and the water
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper -- From the iron gates -- A hanging glass box -- Over the Great Balkan -- To the Danube -- The Wallachian plain -- Bucharest -- To Varna -- Dancing by the Black Sea -- Constantinople -- Mount Athos
Control code
2013043609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781590177549
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
Link
9781590177549.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray (Publishers), 2013
  • Continues: A time of gifts; and Between the woods and the water
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper -- From the iron gates -- A hanging glass box -- Over the Great Balkan -- To the Danube -- The Wallachian plain -- Bucharest -- To Varna -- Dancing by the Black Sea -- Constantinople -- Mount Athos
Control code
2013043609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781590177549
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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