Summary

Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Silver PEN Award, 1987.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.
©1986 The estate of Patrick Leigh Fermor (P)2014 John Murray Press
Show More Show Less

Critic reviews

"Between the Woods and the Water is a book so good you will resent finishing it" ( Sunday Times)
"The finest travelling companion we could ever have... His head is stocked with cultural lore and poetic fancy to make every league an adventure." ( Christopher Hudson, Evening Standard)
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £24.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £24.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Nike on 29-07-17

Read mark and learn

Read this after being given its companion book by a friend Dr Patrick Smith who diagnosed my illness and taught me to relax and rest God rest his wonderful soul Thank you Patrick. Thank you for the reading too. Bless you.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By Pink Flamingo 64 on 27-07-15

Fantastic!

Compelling listening. Best travel books ever! His description of people and places is truly unique.

Read more Hide me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Mark Schlegel on 18-03-15

Amazing!

I wish Fermor would walk across every country on earth, and then come to a boozy dinner party and tell me about it for hours. A great story.

Read more Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ruxandra Taleanu on 05-02-15

A beautiful story and painting of Central Europe

Beautifully narrated and marvelously written. Many things are still actual in Romania and Hungary. Loved it

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all reviews