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On a Shoestring to Coorg. An Experience of Southern India.

Murphy, Dervla

Verlag: Century, London, 1985
ISBN 10: 0712609911 / ISBN 13: 9780712609913
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Titel: On a Shoestring to Coorg. An Experience of ...

Verlag: Century, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1985

Einband: Soft cover

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261p paperback with illustrated cover, edges slightly dusty, pages clean and unmarked, very good, this title was published in the series Century Travellers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 64870

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Inhaltsangabe: From Bombay to the hippy beaches of Goa and on to the tropical trip of India, travelling by boat and bus, staying in fisherman's huts and no-star hotels, Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter explored the south. En route they fell in love with the tiny mountain paradise of Coorg, whose landscapes and people form the focus of a wonderfully evocative travel diary. This is an account of their journey. The author also wrote "In Cameroon with Egbert", "The Waiting Land" and "Muddling through in Madagascar".

Rezension: Dervla Murphy is the best kind of traveller: observant, high-spirited, open-minded, and impervious to discomfort, and Rachel is a honey ... Their keen appreciation of India's natural beauty makes the tiny province of Coorg appear as an earthly paradise ( Sunday Telegraph)

Here is a new vision of the sub-continent ( Times Literary Supplement)

Dervla Murphy spans the wide range of sensation of India, where moments of great happiness come hard upon frustration and stench ( Guardian)

This is a charming book, bringing to immediate life the beautiful landscapes and friendly people of a little-known part of the sub-continent ( Geographical Journal)

A travel writer of rare heart and freshness ... time in Asia has opened her eyes; it has not closed her heart to the romance of fresh places and faces ( Observer)

Vividly she records the harshness of Indian peasant life, the beauty of the countryside, the warmth and spontaneity of the Indian people ( Lady)

This is a book that makes one realise how much of the real quality of life we in the West have lost ( Daily Telegraph)

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