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During the particularly harsh winter of 1963, Dervla Murphy rode her bicycle across Europe, Persia, Afghanistan, the Himalayas, Pakistan and India. This account of her extraordinary solo journey tells of her resourcefulness in the face of personal dangers and unexpected encounters. Dervla Murphy has also written "In Ethiopia with a Mule", "Muddling through in Madagascar", "Eight Feet in the Andes", "On a Shoestring to Coorg", "The Waiting Land" and "Where the Indus is Young".
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Captivating ... an enchantment that holds the reader as engrossed as would an exciting thriller (Irish Independent)
A distinctive and highly entertaining account of the tribulations encountered and the beauty along the way (Times Educational Supplement)
Her seven-month journey is continuously entertaining, and her fortitude continuously astonishing (Sunday Telegraph)
By almost anyone else's standards she had a hell of a time, but she communicates a high enjoyment that will be shared by all her readers (Daily Telegraph)
Few people can have had a better chance of understanding Asian people than Dervla Murphy (Daily Telegraph)
This book has the charm of spontaneity and the ring of absolute truth (Irish Times)
Warmly described, and with a lack of self-regard that immediately endears her to the reader (Sunday Times)
Warmly entertaining book ... range of engaging traveller's tales (Western Daily Press)
Fascinating, gripping and completely satisfying (Liverpool Echo)
[Dervla Murphy is] always great value ... fascinating account of her trials and tribulations, and also the beauty of her journey (Eastern Daily Press)
Shortly after her tenth birthday, inspired by an atlas she was given, Dervla Murphy decided to cycle to India. Almost twenty years later she set out to achieve her ambition, pedalling her trusty bicycle, Roz.
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Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1965. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110719509882
Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1965. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0719509882