The Broken Road
Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Broken Road: From The Iron Gates to Mount Athos.
London: John Murray, 2013.
Edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper, this is a reconstruction of the fabled third installment of Leigh Fermor's trek across pre-war Europe.
Unwilling to finish his great work and hampered by loss of notes and memory, Leigh Fermor put off the completion of this account, which has been pieced together from fragments and note-books to include the journal of his exploration of Mount Athos.
Despite these conditions, the charm and erudition of the first volumes continue to shine through.
Perfect hardcover, in jacket.