Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
Published : Monday 18 January 2010
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The diary of Dervla Murphy's bicycle trek from Dunkirk, across Europe, the Middle East, and the Himalayas, to India. An amazing narrative from an amazing woman.
Braving hunger, heat exhaustion, unbearable terrain and cultures largely untouched by civilization, Dervla Murphy chronicles her determined trip through nine countries, through snow and ice in the mountains and miles of barren land in the scorching desert. Full Tilt is a highly individual account by a celebrated travel writer based on the daily diary Murphy kept while riding through Yugoslavia, Persia, Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan and into India. Murphy's charm and gracious sensitivity as a writer and a traveler reveals not only civilizations of exotic people and places but the wonder of a woman alone on an extraordinary adventure.