On Foot to Constantinople Trilogy

In 1933, 18-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out to walk from Holland to Constantinople. His account, written much later, is now considered one of the masterpieces of English travel literature. It vividly evokes a lost Europe of hospitable aristocrats and gypsy encampments, wild forests, remote castles and isolated monasteries. The final volume of the trilogy, unfinished at his death in 2011 and sensitively edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper, is every bit as rewarding as its predecessors.