Europe in the Looking Glass is Robert Byron's travel classic, recounting a car journey across Europe in 1926, and providing a mirror on events and nationhood both then and today. Byron (a descendant of the poet) found acclaim as the author of The Road to Oxiana - an account of a trip to Afghanistan and Persia.
In part two, they leave Germany for Austria, and on to Italy.
Read by Rupert Penry-Jones.
Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.