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Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle

Written by Dervla Murphy

Narrated by Emma Lowe


Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle

Written by Dervla Murphy

Narrated by Emma Lowe

ratings:
4/5 (28 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2019
ISBN:
9781781982594
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Full Tilt is the inspiring true story of Dervla Murphy's 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle, and the trials, landscapes, and cultures she encountered along the way.

The route takes her through the valleys and snowy mountain passes of Europe and India to the scorching deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the metal of her bicycle, Rozinante (named after Don Quixote's steed), becomes too hot to touch. She travels alone, without luxuries, sleeping on the floors of teahouses or on blankets outdoors, vulnerable to wild animals, insects, and thieves. However, she is often met with generosity and kindness, and shares many meaningful encounters with the locals. Her portrayal here gives a fascinating insight into the unique communities of the Middle East in the early 1960s.

Released:
Sep 1, 2019
ISBN:
9781781982594
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    A unique insight into the world in the 1960s, whilst much has changed the enduring generosity of the people outside of ‘The West’ redefines our understanding of nations like Afghanistan.
  • (5/5)
    An amazing journey, related with candour. This book really informs us about another time, whe this type of travel was possible.