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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...

  • Island that Daredby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Take a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows-and-Amazons-like adventure in the Caribbean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family, camping out on empty beaches beneath the stars and relishing the ubiquitous Cuban hospitality. But... more...

  • Portrait of a Turkish Familyby Irfan Orga; Ates Orga

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Irfan Orga was born into a prosperous family in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, married at thirteen, who lived in the seclusion of a harem, as befitted a Turkish woman of her class. His grandmother was an eccentric autocrat, determined at all costs to maintain her traditional habits. But the First World War changed everything.... more...

  • An Ottoman Travellerby Robert Dankoff; Sooyong Kim; Evliya Celebi

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 20.40

    Evliya Çelebi is the greatest travel writer of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he started travelling in 1640 and continued for over forty years, stopping eventually in Cairo where he died in about 1685. He collected his lively and eclectic observations into a ten-volume manuscript the Seyahatname, or Book of Travels. For the first time... more...

  • Travels with Myself and Anotherby Martha Gellhorn

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Out of a lifetime of travelling, Martha Gellhorn has selected her "best horror journeys". She bumps through rain-sodden, war-torn China to meet Chiang Kai-Shek, floats listlessly in search of u-boats in the wartime Caribbean and visits a dissident writer in the Soviet Union against her better judgment. Written with the eye of a novelist and an ironic... more...

  • Dragon Apparentby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War. He creates a portrait of traditional societies struggling to retain their integrity in the embrace of the West. He meets emperors and slaves,... more...

  • Golden Earthby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Despite communist incursions and tribal insurrection, Norman Lewis describes a land of breathtaking natural beauty peopled by the gentle Burmese. This is a country where Buddhist belief spares even the rats, where the Director of Prisons quotes Chaucer and where three-day theatrical shows are staged to celebrate a monk taking orders. Hitching lifts... more...