Staff Pick: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor


In 1933, when the author was eighteen, he traveled from Rotterdam to Istanbul on foot. This book recounts and reflects upon the first part of that journey. Fermor, a WWII hero and subject of a recent biography, walked through a Europe that would soon cease to exist. A great cast of characters passes through these pages and Fermor turns these strangers into friends.


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