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Murphy, Dervla 1931-

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Works: 83 works in 500 publications in 5 languages and 12,690 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Tours  Guidebooks  Personal narratives  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: G269.52.M87, B
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In Ethiopia with a mule by Dervla Murphy( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 499 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 )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Irish cyclist in India describes conditions among Tibetans at refugee camps near Delhi during Fall 1963
Full tilt : Ireland to India with a bicycle by Dervla Murphy( Book )
31 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 libraries worldwide
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. A lone woman on a bicycle (with a revolver in her trouser pocket) was an almost unknown occurrence and a focus of enormous interest wherever she went. Undaunted by snow in alarming quantities, and using her .25 pistol on starving wolves in Bulgaria and to scare lecherous Kurds in P
Ireland by Dervla Murphy( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Nuclear stakes, race to the finish by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
A month by the sea : encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 262 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 )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Tales from two cities : travel of another sort by Dervla Murphy( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
A place apart by Dervla Murphy( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The main theme is the author's attempt to understand why the Irish think, feel and act as they do
On a shoestring to Coorg : an experience of south India by Dervla Murphy( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
This is the first travel book that tested the idea that a five-year-old daughter makes for a useful international travelling companion. Together Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans meander their way slowly south from Bombay to the southernmost point of India, Cape Comorin. Interested in everything they see, but only truly enchanted by people, they stay in fisherman's huts and no-star hotels, travelling in packed-out buses, on foot and by local boats. Instead of pressing ever onwards, like so many travellers, they double back to the place they liked most, the hill province of Coorg and settle down to live there for two months. Anchored by her daughter's delight in the company of her Indian neighbours, Dervla Murphy creates an extraordinarily affectionate portrait of these cardamon-scented, spiritually and agriculturally self-sufficient Highlands. If travel is underwritten by an unwitting search for a lost paradise, this is a quest that was achieved - made possible with the right sort of travelling companion
Eight feet in the Andes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 145 libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Muddling through in Madagascar by Dervla Murphy( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 libraries worldwide
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Race to the finish? : the nuclear stakes by Dervla Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Where the Indus is young : a winter in Baltistan by Dervla Murphy( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and German and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Kashmir - description and travel
Turkestan solo : a journey through Central Asia by Ella Maillart( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Des Monts célestes aux sables rouges : Turkestan solo, 1986
Transylvania and beyond by Dervla Murphy( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 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 the making of a traveller by Dervla Murphy( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 libraries worldwide
What is it that makes us who we are? In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveller Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years. She describes her determined childhood self - strong-willed and beguiled by books from the first - her intermittent formal education and the intense relationship of an only child with her parents, particularly her invalid mother whom she nursed until her death. Here lie the roots of Dervla's gift for friendship, her love of writing, her curiosity, her hatred of cant, her hardiness and her de
Changing the problem : post-forum reflections by Dervla Murphy( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 32 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
Na li de yin du he zheng nian qing : " xiao xi zang " ba ti si tan man you ji by Mo fei( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 27 libraries worldwide
 
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Murphy, D.
Languages
English (387)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Dutch (2)
Czech (2)
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