Posted in Memoir

Download A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of by Patrick Leigh Fermor PDF

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

On the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor trigger from the guts of London on an epic journey—to stroll to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the wealthy account of his adventures so far as Hungary, and then Between the Woods and the Water maintains the tale to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s ebook explores a extraordinary second in time. Hitler has simply come to strength yet battle continues to be forward, as he walks via a Europe quickly to be perpetually changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, throughout the baroque is still of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and right down to the Danube.

instantly a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a trip, and a stunning exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts can be a portrait of a continent already exhibiting ominous indicators of the holocaust to come back.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (Journey Across Europe, Book 1) PDF

Similar memoir books

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

From one of many world’s such a lot well-liked ladies, this is often former nationwide protection consultant and Secretary of country Condoleezza Rice’s compelling tale of 8 years serving on the optimum degrees of presidency.   In her place as America’s leader diplomat, Rice traveled nearly consistently around the world, looking universal flooring between occasionally sour enemies, forging contract on divisive matters, and compiling a awesome list of accomplishment.

The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time

"House writer Jonathan Kozol's deeply own biography of his father, a super neurologist who suffered from Alzheimer's. There are few writers of moral sense who write as fantastically as Jonathan Kozol. Departing from the South Bronx and turning his delicate eye to his personal existence and legacy, The robbery of reminiscence is Kozol's so much own publication to this point, because it explores the lifetime of his father, Harry.

'Tis: A Memoir

Frank McCourt’s wonderful youth memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been enjoyed and celebrated through readers far and wide for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A story of redemption, during which storytelling itself is the resource of salvation, it gained the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award, the la occasions e-book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

The Not So Invisible Woman

Middle-aged unmarried mom and leisure publicist Suzanne Portnoy leads a double lifestyles. Monday to Friday, she's a certified govt dedicated to her adolescent boys. yet at weekends she spends her kid-free hours having intercourse, with a unique guy whenever. Or a number of men.

Picking up the place her first booklet, The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: An Erotic Memoir, left off, this memoir reveals Suzanne either confronting the results, and having fun with the end result, of her notoriety because the bestselling writer of an erotic memoir. From a coked-up rock celebrity to an uptight millionaire, to a hunky stripper, Suzanne draws lots of males at any place she is going, really after they examine her identity.

But simply while Suzanne grows reconciled to the opportunity of by no means settling down, she meets a guy who desires to be multiple of her 'friends. ' whereas debating even if to dump her 'portfolio' of guys for the capability one actual lover, this such a lot unconventional girl ponders the main traditional query: has she came upon the fabled Mr correct or will he turn out to be simply one other in a protracted string of Mr Wrongs?

Extra resources for A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (Journey Across Europe, Book 1)

Example text

I could hardly know that to do so I would have to become a different person, and was even then in the grip of a process that must have begun at birth - if not before. 35 Chapter Eight Early in 1938 we moved to a terrace by the side of the Raleigh Bicycle Factory, a house with a parlour and two proper bedrooms, a small plot of garden back and front, and our own water closet across the yard. My parents made their bedroom in the parlour so that Pearl and Peggy could have the back room upstairs, and Brian and myself the other.

An hour later, climbing the ladder to the attic, I made such an indescribable mess on being sick that my mother hadn't the heart to shout, nor my father to put the boot in. Whatever family tensions there were at the Burtons', and my mother told me there had been plenty, the place was a haven of peace and privilege to me. Drawing or reading, I disturbed no one, and rarely went home without a few pennies rattling in my pocket. Burton did not like my father because he had been to prison, and never asked after him, thinking his daughter an everlasting fool for having married such a man, though Burton had made her life too hellish to say no when my father had put the question.

Fhe Germans conquered Norway, Denmark, the Low Countries, and then France, people wondering whether it wouldn't be England's turn next. Brick air-raid shelters were built in the street, and concrete barricades erected at main road junctions. For a while I made notes, with sketch maps, of the defences around the city, then stopped on realizing it was not the right thing to do. It seemed 48 unlikely that the Germans would come, yet I hoped that if they did everyone would be issued with rifles from the age of twelve.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 40 votes