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  • ISBN: 9781906011413
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 214 x 138mm
  • Producer: Eland Books
  • Binding: Sewn paperback

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Ireland to India with a Bicycle

Dervla Murphy

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A lone woman on a bicycle (with a revolver in her trouser pocket) was an almost unknown occurrence . . .

When Dervla Murphy was ten, she was given a bicycle and an atlas, and within days she was secretly planning a trip to India. At the age of thirty-one, in 1963, she finally set off and this book is based on the daily diary she kept while riding through Persia, Afghanistan and over the Himalayas to Pakistan and India. Undaunted by snow in alarming quantities, and using her .25 pistol on starving wolves in Bulgaria and to scare lecherous Kurds in Persia, her resourcefulness and the blind eye she turned to personal danger and extreme discomfort were remarkable.

‘Continuously entertaining ... continuously astonishing.’ Sunday Telegraph

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