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Murphy, Dervla 1931-

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Works: 80 works in 467 publications in 4 languages and 12,465 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Tours  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DT378.2, B
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In Ethiopia with a mule by Dervla Murphy( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Dervla Murphy set out with her pack-mule, Jock, on a hazardous trek through Ethiopia's remote and hostile regions. Inspired by stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, she hoped to find there beauty, danger, solitude and mystery. Instead she encountered rough terrain, illness and civil disorder
Tibetan foothold by Dervla Murphy( Book )
24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Irish cyclist in India describes conditions among Tibetans at refugee camps near Delhi during Fall 1963
Ireland by Dervla Murphy( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Land en volk in woord en beeld
Nuclear stakes, race to the finish by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Full tilt : Ireland to India with a bicycle by Dervla Murphy( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 249 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
Tales from two cities : travel of another sort by Dervla Murphy( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 238 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
A month by the sea : encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Bombed and cut-off from normal contact with rest of the world, life in Gaza is beset with structural, medical and mental health problems, yet it is also bursting with political engagement and underwritten by an intense enjoyment of family life. In this title, the author develops an acute eye for the way in which isolation has shaped this society
The waiting land: a spell in Nepal by Dervla Murphy( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 214 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 )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 157 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 )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 146 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
Eight feet in the Andes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Verslag van een tocht per muilezel door de Andes
Muddling through in Madagascar by Dervla Murphy( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The author recounts her sporadic journey through Madagascar, often in trucks carrying beer or cement. She writes of hospitality in villages controlled by intricate taboos, poverty, the people's obdurate cheerfulness and the eerie cult of ancestor worship symbolised by ornate Merina tombs
Race to the finish? : the nuclear stakes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Turkestan solo : a journey through Central Asia by Ella Maillart( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Verslag van de reis die de Frans-Zwitserse schrijfster in 1932 door Russisch Toerkestan maakte
Where the Indus is young : a winter in Baltistan by Dervla Murphy( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and German and held by 83 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
Transylvania and beyond by Dervla Murphy( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 61 libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Wheels within wheels by Dervla Murphy( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The author recalls her first thirty years growing up in Ireland, exploring the countryside and 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 )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Dan qi ban wo zou tian ya : yi ming dan shen nu zi de ou ya da lu zhi lu by Mo Fei( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Between river and sea : encounters in Israel and Palestine by Dervla Murphy( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of her most recent journeys into Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-rises, in homes in the settlements and in a refugee camp on the West Bank, she talks with whomever she meets, trying to understand them and their attitudes with her customary curiosity, her acute ear and mind, her empathy, her openness to the experience and her moral seriousness. Behind the book lies a desire to communicate the reality of life on the ground, and to puzzle out for herself what might be done to alleviate the suffering of all who wish to shar
 
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Alternative Names
Dervla Murphy avventuriera irlandese
Dervla Murphy Irish touring cyclist and writer
Dervla Murphy wielrenster uit Ierland
Murphy, D.
Languages
English (364)
Chinese (3)
Czech (2)
German (2)
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