A week of extracts from Patrick Leigh Fermor's best travel writings.

01Bicycle Polo20031201In 1933, aged 18, Paddy determined to walk across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople.
This journey marked the start of a lifetime of travelling and scribbling.
02The Munich Hofbrauhaus20031202Finding himself in Bavaria's capital in 1933, Paddy heads straight for the local beer house.
03Konrad20031203On the eve of Paddy's nineteenth birthday in 1934 he is in Vienna and flat broke.
04Lady Wentworth And Byrons Slippers20031204
05 LASTAbducting A General20031205