Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: Eland Publishing
Staff Picks: "Every great traveller starts somewhere: for Dervla Murphy it was rural Lismore in County Waterford, where she learned her love of books from her librarian father, and learned how to be still and listen from caring for her invalid mother. Together with her cycling marathons, these experiences would form the basis of her future life as a contemplative travel writer who traversed the world by bike with baby in tow. An evocation of the byways of postwar Ireland, and an account of one headstrong young woman who learned to travel the world from being stuck in one place."