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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Far Away & Long Agoby W H Hudson; Nicholas Shakespeare

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 7.28

    Seen through the eyes of a young boy, the Argentine pampas was a land of freedom and endless exploration. In scintillating detail Hudson recalls its wild artichoke thistles, temporary lakes, spectacular storms, unforgettable trees and its pulsating bird life. He also captures the idiocyncracies of its human inhabitants and their multiracial households:... more...

  • Looking at Air in Tuluvaby Nancy K Shields

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Kezzie, a museum curator and photographer mourning the recent death of her husband, comes to myth-steeped Tuluva, now South Kanara, India to photograph spirit dancers (bhutas). Drawn by these souls, who died precipitously leaving them with a strong sense of a life yet to live, Kezzie is at first unsure what to expect. Thrown into an intriguing nest... more...

  • Travels on my Elephantby Mark Shand

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an elephant named Tara and rode her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world?s oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care for her. From his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways. And with Tara, his new companion, he... more...

  • Voices of the Old Seaby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the late 1940s, Norman Lewis settled in a remote fishing village on what is now the Costa Brava, relishing a society where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the tuna fishing of summer, and where women kept goats and gardens, arranged marriages and made frugal ends meet. Over the course of three years he watches... more...

  • Birds of Passageby Henrietta Clive; Nancy K Shields

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveller, are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. Married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and Governor of Madras (17981803), she travelled through southern India with her daughters and retinue in the aftermath of the war against Tipu... more...