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  • Full Tiltby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

  • Wheels Within Wheelsby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

  • Where the Indus is Youngby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    In Where the Indus is Young , Dervla Murphy's indomitable will is matched by that of four-footed Hallam and her six-year-old daughter Rachel. Together they make a mockery of fear, trekking through the awe-inspiring Karakorum mountains not only in the heart of winter, but close to Pakistan's disputed border with Kashmir. They work their way up beside... more...

  • Tibetan Footholdby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    After her epic journey from Ireland to India by bicycle in 1963, Dervla Murphy immersed herself in the life of the sub-continent, working for six months in an orphanage for Tibetan children in Northern India. She fell in love with the 'Tiblets' - the cheerful, uncomplaining, independent and affectionate children of the new Tibet-in-exile - but she... more...

  • Travels into Bokharaby Alexander Burnes; Kathleen Hopkirk; William Dalrymple

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled... more...

  • Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusiaby Penelope Chetwode

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Penelope Chetwode?s middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was a twelve-year-old mare, La Marquesa. This treasured animal, borrowed from the Duke of Wellington?s Spanish stables, brought her experience of native travel conditions to the expedition, which was otherwise inspired by the author?s reading... more...

  • In Ethiopia with a Muleby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

  • Jigsawby Sybille Bedford

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    This intensely remembered, partly autobiographical novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989, describes the childhood of Billi, a girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies, she swaps life in a run-down German château for an exhilarating existence with her beautiful, talented and unreliable mother on the French... more...

  • Warriorsby Gerald Hanley; Aidan Hartley; Joseph Hone

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Somalia is one of the world?s most desolate, sun-scorched lands, inhabited by fierce and independent-minded tribesmen. It was here that Gerald Hanley spent the Second World War, charged with preventing bloodshed between feuding tribes at a remote outstation. Rations were scarce, pay infrequent and his detachment of native soldiers near-mutinous. In... more...

  • Viva Mexico!by Charles Flandrau; Nicholas Shakespeare

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Flandrau was a rich young American with an individual sense of humour and no prejudices, except against Western uniformity. His travel book, first published in 1908, is more than a ramble among the Mexican people. Based on his brother?s coffee plantation, he spent the best part of five years in a country which he describes as ‘one long carelessly... more...