In this book Mr. Sacheverell Sitwell, looking at the Netherlands through his own eyes rather than through those of his many predecessors, has produced a picture of the country which may appear unorthodox only because of its unfamiliarity. In his belief Holland, as a country, is as individual as Russia or as Spain, and there is a great deal more to be seen and enjoyed in it than the picture galleries, windmills, canals, flower markets and bare empty churches which seem to have impressed previous writers....
"Unsuitable as an audiobook"
Covering the country's history and culture, Sitwell's comprehensive study on Denmark features the country's buildings, landscape, and the people who are most characteristic - everything best worth seeing. To hear this account of Denmark is to visit the country with a new pair of eyes.
"This travelogue is obsolete."
>"At the first mention of going to Roumania, a great many people, as I did myself, would take down their atlas and open the map. For Roumania, there can be no question, is among the lesser known lands of Europe." So begins Sir Sacheverell Sitwell's account of his Roumanian journey, made in the 1930s, when Bucharest was still eight days overland from London.
His four-week trip brings him into contact with longhaired gypsies at country fairs as well as the aristocracy in their medieval castles.
"Overall good, though ending a bit creepy"