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Murphy, Dervla 1931-

Works: 97 works in 643 publications in 4 languages and 12,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
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In Ethiopia with a mule by Dervla Murphy( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Inspired by childhood stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, in 1966 Dervla Murphy bought Jock, an amiable pack-mule, and set off to trek across the highlands of this awesome but troubled land. She wandered south from the Red Sea shore to Sheba's Aksum and up onto the icy roof of Africa, the Semien mountains. From there she descended to the ruined palaces of Gondar and skirted the northern shore of Lake Tana before crossing the drought-afflicted high ranges to Lalibela. Having exchanged the exhausted Jock (named after her publisher) for an uncooperative donkey, Dervla completed her
Tibetan foothold by Dervla Murphy( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Irish cyclist in India describes conditions among Tibetans at refugee camps near Delhi during Fall 1963
Nuclear stakes, race to the finish by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Ireland by Dervla Murphy( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
This book highlights the geography, people, food, schools, recreation, celebrations, and language of Ireland
Tales from two cities : travel of another sort by Dervla Murphy( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
The author lived for some time in Bradford amongst the Mirpuri community and in Birmingham with the Afro-Carribeans and Rastafarians. She discusses the racial divides in the two cities and the involvement of the authorities in the Honeyford affair and the Handsworth race riot of 1985
Full tilt : Ireland to India with a bicycle by Dervla Murphy( Book )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Shortly after her tenth birthday, inspired by an atlas she was given, Dervla Murphy decided that she would one day cycle to India. Almost 20 years later she set out to achieve her ambition, pedalling her trusty bicycle, Roz. Based on the diary she kept, this book describes the trials and challenges she faced as she cycled through Europe, Persia, Afghanistan, over the Himalayas and into India
The waiting land: a spell in Nepal by Dervla Murphy( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 227 libraries worldwide
This is an account of the author's visit to Nepal; a place where poverty and illness combine with a fascinating culture and beautiful landscape. During her time there she helps out in a Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara, meditates with the Dalai Lama and conducts dangerous treks into the highlands
A place apart by Dervla Murphy( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The author travelled around Northern Ireland by bicycle. Her journey was undertaken to explore the north, both geographically and psychologically
On a shoestring to Coorg : an experience of south India by Dervla Murphy( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Returning to India in an attempt to improve her feelings about the country, the author arrived with her small daughter, in the tiny province of Coorg. Here they settled down happily to learn something about its customs, ceremonies and attitudes
Muddling through in Madagascar by Dervla Murphy( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 libraries worldwide
On her journey through Madagascar, often in trucks carrying beer or cement, Dervla Murphy writes of hospitality in villages controlled by intricate taboos, poverty, the people's cheerfulness, and ancestor worship
Race to the finish? : the nuclear stakes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Eight feet in the Andes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The eight feet referenced in the title belong to Dervla Murphy, her nine-year-old daughter, and an elegant mule, who together clambered the length of Peru, from Cajamarca near the border with Ecuador, to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital?traveling over 1,300 miles in high altitudes. Despite extreme discomfort and occasional danger, mother and daughter, a formidable duo, were unflagging in their sympathetic response to the perilous beauty and impoverished people of the Andes
Where the Indus is young : a winter in Baltistan by Dervla Murphy( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The author is a citizen of the world in the widest sense and believes that in order to see how the other half lives, it is essential to seek out those who are still isolated from the western world. She travels through the gorges of Baltistan with her six-year-old daughter
Turkestan solo; one woman's expedition from the Tien Shan to the Kizil Kum by Ella Maillart( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"In 1932, long before travelling in Central Asia became fashionable, Ella Maillart travelled to Russian Turkestan, bordered by China, Tibet, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Her dream was to see the mountains that lay on the fringes of China and the Takla Makan desert. She travelled like a nomad - slowly, by camel and on foot. Setting out from Moscow, she crossed Kyrgyzstan as far as the Tien Shan range (the Celestial Mountains). She climbed the 5,000 metre-high Sari Tor on makeshift skis, explored the legendary cities of Tashkenl, Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, travelled down the Amu Daria river and crossed, solo, the freezing and hostile wastes of the Kizil Kum, the Desert of Red Sands. Her companions are drawn from both past and present - princesses rub shoulders with Trotskyist exiles, whilst pilgrims and dervishes ride alongside emperors and kings. Even today, a trip like this would be considered daring. That Ella Maillart did it, largely alone and more than 70 years ago, makes her journey all the more remarkable."--BOOK JACKET
Transylvania and beyond by Dervla Murphy( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
While world attention was focused on Bucharest after the execution of Ceausescu, acclaimed travel writer Dervla Murphy spent eight months in Transylvania sharing the everyday lives of ordinary Romanians. Upon her arrival soon after the revolution, Murphy found a nation both exhilarated and bewildered; unlike other East Europeans, the Romanians had had no warning that they were about to be liberated. During a return visit in 1991, she noticed a profound change in the national mood. Candid and eye-opening, Transylvania and Beyond describes a journey on two levels - wandering through the remotest corners of the Carpathians, on foot or by bicycle, and into the often daunting mental terrain of a post-Communist society where nothing is quite as it seems
Wheels within wheels by Dervla Murphy( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The author tells of her upbringing in southern Ireland, where her father was a county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. In her rather unusual household, from aged seven, she roamed freely exploring the countryside, preparing herself, both mentally and physically, for later journeys in remote parts of the world
Changing the problem : post-forum reflections by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
One foot in Laos by Dervla Murphy( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Ervaringen van een Ierse dame van 68 jaar die op eigen kracht Laos doorkruist
Cameroon with Egbert by Dervla Murphy( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Impressies van een trektocht door Kameroen
South from the Limpopo : travels through South Africa by Dervla Murphy( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This three-part journey of more than 6000 miles (before, during, and after the elections of 1994) took Murphy through all nine provinces of the new South Africa. She stayed in remote impoverished ex-"homeland" villages, the luxurious homes of rich whites and the simple homes of poor whites. In the vast black township of Khayelitsha she made good friends, as she did among the rural Boers of the platteland. She came to realize how simplistic it is to see South Africa's conflict only as "black versus white." Her powerful book places the complex and apparently insoluble problems of South Africa in a new light, and movingly exhibits the great love she and the people she met share for the country
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Alternative Names
Dervla Murphy avventuriera irlandese
Dervla Murphy Irish touring cyclist and writer
Dervla Murphy wielrenster uit Ierland
Murphy, D.
دورا مورفی
English (451)
Dutch (2)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
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