In 1966 Dervla Murphy travelled the length and breadth of Ethiopia, first on a mule, Jock, whom she named after her publisher, and later on a recalcitrant donkey. The remarkable achievement was not surviving three armed robberies or the thousand-mile trail, but the gradual growth of affection for and understanding of another race.
About the Author
Dervla Murphy was born in Dublin in 1931. Her mother was invalided by arthritis and Dervla spent years caring for her, with occasional breaks bicycling on the Continent. Her mother’s death left her free to go farther afield and in 1963 she cycled to India. There she worked with Tibetan refugee children before returning home after a year to write her first two books. Full Tilt was published in 1965 and over twenty other travel books have followed.
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 7th March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.31