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An account of the author's travels in Peru with her nine-year-old daughter and a mule, from the border with Ecuador in the north to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, over 1300 miles to the south.
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One of the most joyous, positive and poetic voyages - physical, spiritual and environmental (Irish Independent)
This adventure is one of Dervla Murphy's best. She remains her humorous, modest, self-mocking self. (Daily Telegraph)
A tone of exuberance and generosity dominates the book ... The reader's admiration is boundless (Caroline Moorehead, The Spectator)
This is the best account I have read of travel on foot in the Andes. The appreciation for scenery and people and the sheer enjoyment of the journey makes Dervla Murphy one of our outstanding travel writers (Traveller)
There is nothing so dramatic as mountains rising sheer from the plain ... and Dervla Murphy responds with more than the routine rapture of the professional travel writer (Christopher Wordsworth, Observer)
Dervla Murphy is always an honest and endearing companion, so stout of heart and physique that she almost belittles her achievement (Sunday Telegraph)
A fascinating tale of extreme travelling on foot and by mule in the high Andes.
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Book Description John Murray, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI3365033
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001383006
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002695322
Book Description John Murray, 1983. Condition: Good. Book has slight lean with light wear to boards. Content is clean with some foxing to page ends. Good DJ with some surface marks and sun toning to spine. Seller Inventory # 9999-9994456452
Book Description John Murray, 1983. Condition: Very Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents with no markings. Seller Inventory # 9999-9992436324
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1103. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP18640698
Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, London, UK, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated with b/w photographic plates (illustrator). 1st Edition. Firmly bound blue cloth boards, some foxing marks on the end papers and closed page edges. The jacket is not price clipped with a sun faded spine. Seller Inventory # 038247
Book Description John Murray, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Jacket. OPEN and shipping. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust recyclable packaging. Seller Inventory # 191572
Book Description J. Murray, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Neat owner's name to front endpaper, else a really lovely copy. Even by Murphy's standards this is an extraordinary tale: the eight feet in question are four belonging to her pack animal, her own two and two belonging to her daughter who was seven or eight at the time if I recall correctly. A terrific read. Seller Inventory # 001221
Book Description John Murray., 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. [xii] + 274pp + plates. Gift card to previous owner stuck with tape to paste down fep, else, fine hardback in price clipped, else fine dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # 9869