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Eight Feet in the Andes


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September 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The eight feet referenced in the title belong to Dervla Murphy, her nine-year-old daughter, and an elegant mule, who together clambered the length of Peru, from Cajamarca near the border with Ecuador, to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital--traveling over 1,300 miles in high altitudes. Despite extreme discomfort and occasional danger, mother and daughter, a formidable duo, were unflagging in their sympathetic response to the perilous beauty and impoverished people of the Andes.

Portrait

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'.

Pressestimmen

One of the most joyous, positive and poetic voyages - physical, spiritual and environmental -- Irish Independent This adventure is one of Dervla Murphy's best. She remains her humorous, modest, self-mocking self. -- Daily Telegraph A tone of exuberance and generosity dominates the book ... The reader's admiration is boundless -- Caroline Moorehead, The Spectator This is the best account I have read of travel on foot in the Andes. The appreciation for scenery and people and the sheer enjoyment of the journey makes Dervla Murphy one of our outstanding travel writers -- Traveller There is nothing so dramatic as mountains rising sheer from the plain ... and Dervla Murphy responds with more than the routine rapture of the professional travel writer -- Christopher Wordsworth, Observer Dervla Murphy is always an honest and endearing companion, so stout of heart and physique that she almost belittles her achievement -- Sunday Telegraph
EAN: 9780719565168
ISBN: 0719565162
Untertitel: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru. Maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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