Reading Group: A Time of Gifts – Patrick Leigh Fermor in Ely

Monday 8th August 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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A Time of Gifts – Patrick Leigh Fermor

In the winter of 1933 the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor, carrying virtually no money and very few possessions, embarked upon a year long walk from Rotterdam to Istanbul. Forty-four years later he began to recount this remarkable journey in a book which has come to be regarded as a classic of travel literature – notable both for its vivid evocation of a lost European world and the joyous way it recaptures the optimism of youth.