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2014 reprint. Paperback in excellent condition.


This has been in my to be read pile for too long! I'm fascinated by it!


In 1933, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, ‘like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar’, from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. Seventy-eight years later, I followed in his footsteps.


My first book recounts a seven-month walk through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey on a quest to discover what remains of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure and the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe’s surface.


Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015 Named as a Book of the Year in the Financial Times and the Spectator

Walking the Woods and the Water. By Nick Hunt

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