The intrepid traveler’s stories from Nepal.Having settled in a village in the Pokhara Valley to work at a Tibetan refugee camp, Dervla Murphy makes her home in a tiny, vermin-infested room over a stall in the bazaar. In diary form, she describes her various journeys by air, by bicycle, and on foot into the remote and mountainous Lantang region on the border of Tibet. Murphy's charm and sensitivity as a writer and traveler reveal not only the vitality of an age-old civilization facing the challenge of Westernization, but the wonder and excitement of her own remarkable adventures. First published in 1967, The Waiting Land was a difficult book for Dervla. As she said herself: “It was a light-hearted account of an experience that had not been light-hearted.”
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Dervla Murphy has written more than twenty books recounting her adventures all over the world on foot, mule, bicycle, and just about every other conveyance imaginable. Her books Full Tilt, Eight Feet in the Andes, The Waiting Land, Muddling Through in Madagascar, On a Shoestring to Coorg, Cameroon with Egbert, Transylvannia and Beyond, The Ukimwi Road, and South from the Limpopo are available from The Overlook Press.
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Book Description The Overlook Press, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879513055
Book Description The Overlook Press, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110879513055
Book Description The Overlook Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0879513055 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0476530