Thursday, 29 April 2010

110 of 365


I was still feeling pretty rough on 20th April so had a quiet day; I managed to visit a few blogs and read a bit of this book though. It's the first in a trilogy about the journey taken by the author when he was 18 and took it into his head to walk from Rotterdam to Constantinople (as it was then - this took place in 1933). It's a fascinating glimpse into a world between the wars; in particular, his journey through Germany during a time when the Nazis were starting to take hold is of great interest. I finished book one that evening and made a start on book two (which covers Hungary and Romania) the following day. Sadly book three has not yet been written and as the author is now in his 90s it seems unlikely to ever make it into print.

I was managing to eat a little bit by now - a few apple pieces, and later a bit of dry toast.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like a great book!

Sian said...

That's one of my mum's favourite books..she tried to press it into my hands only a few weeks ago! I'm going to have to crawl back and ask for it nicely now :)

Irene said...

The book sounds right up my street too! Hope you managed to eat that delicious looking apple and you're feeling better now!

Karen said...

I've never heard of that book, but it sounds great! Adding it to my ever-growing list.

Ruth said...

That book sounds right up my street, I shall have to see if the library has it.