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Murphy, Dervla 1931-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 482 publications in 6 languages and 12,416 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  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 )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 455 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish cyclist in India describes conditions among Tibetans at refugee camps near Delhi during Fall 1963
Nuclear stakes, race to the finish by Dervla Murphy( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland by Dervla Murphy( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land en volk in woord en beeld
A month by the sea : encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
Tales from two cities : travel of another sort by Dervla Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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
The waiting land: a spell in Nepal by Dervla Murphy( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 231 WorldCat member 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
Full tilt : Ireland to India with a bicycle by Dervla Murphy( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member 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
A place apart by Dervla Murphy( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een tocht per muilezel door de Andes
Race to the finish? : the nuclear stakes by Dervla Murphy( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muddling through in Madagascar by Dervla Murphy( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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
Turkestan solo : a journey through Central Asia by Ella Maillart( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de reis die de Frans-Zwitserse schrijfster in 1932 door Russisch Toerkestan maakte
To oldly go : tales of intrepid travel by the over-60s( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectie van 41 waargebeurde reisverhalen van 60-plussers
Where the Indus is young : a winter in Baltistan by Dervla Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy was overwhelmed by the warmth of the hospitality she received. In urban blocs, small towns and traditional villages she spent time with teachers, factory-workers, writers, farmers, professors, engineers, vets, army officers, shepherds, students and doctors. As they revealed their hopes, fears and prejudices to her, Dervla gained some unexpected insights into what she calls "one of Europe's least European countries."
Wheels within wheels by Dervla Murphy( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full tilt : from Dublin to Delhi with a bicycle by Dervla Murphy( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Turkestan solo : a journey through Central Asia
Alternative Names
Dervla Murphy avventuriera irlandese

Dervla Murphy Irish touring cyclist and writer

Dervla Murphy wielrenster uit Ierland

Murphy, D.

Languages
English (343)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)

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The waiting land: a spell in NepalOn a shoestring to Coorg : an experience of south IndiaEight feet in the AndesTurkestan solo : a journey through Central AsiaWhere the Indus is young : a winter in BaltistanWheels within wheelsSouth from the Limpopo : travels through South Africa