Full Tilt: Dunkirk to Delhi by Bicycle

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Fulfilling a childhood dream, Dervla Murphy embarked in 1963 on an epic journey from Dunkirk to Delhi with her trusty bicycle, Roz. She began her trek during the worst winter in living memory, and even when the weather improved there were enough difficulties and dangers to satisfy the most intrepid of travellers. Her resourcefulness, however, matched up to her unexpected encounters, and she turned a blind eye to personal danger and discomfort. Yet, everywhere she ventured, she was met with kindness and hospitality, which is the focus of this travel diary.

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Dervla Murphy is one of the very best loved of travel writers. She was born in County Waterford and since 1964 has been regularly publishing accounts of her journeys - by bicycle and on foot -- in the remoter areas of four continents. She has also written about the problems of Northern Ireland, the hazards of nuclear power, and race relations in Britain. The Times Literary Supplement called her 'an admirable woman -- she has a romantic soul and a keen eye'.

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This book recounts a trip, taken mostly on bicycle, by a gritty Irishwoman in 1963. Her route was through Yugoslavia, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and ended in New Delhi. She carried a pistol, got sunstroke, and suffered the usual stomach disorders. She endured bad accommodations but reaped much local hospitality, too, including a dinner with the Pakistani president. Most of the book concerns the high mountain country of Afghanistan and Pakistan. First published in England in 1965, the book is neither current, nor quite old enough to be of much historical interest. Nonetheless, it is a spirited account, suitable for larger public library collections. Unfortunately, it lacks illustrations, and the two maps included give us little idea of the remote areas she visited. Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland
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