Fully titled Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, this is the first edition of Dervla Murphy’s first and best-known book (published by John Murray, London, 1965).
In very good condition; excellent price-clipped jacket; pencilled ownership details to ffep; xiv, 235pp; numerous photographs and 2 maps.
“This highly individual account of her extraordinary journey is based on the daily diary she kept while riding through Persia, Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan and into India. A woman traveller on her own with a bicycle (even with a revolver in her saddle-bag), in such hazardous countries still largely untouched by modernisation, was an unusual focus of interest to say the least of it…” – from the blurb.
Dervla Murphy has since published numerous books and gained the reputation of one of the world’s foremost travel writers.