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Where the Indus Is Young
     

Where the Indus Is Young

by Dervla Murphy
 

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One winter, Dervla Murphy and her sixyear– old daughter Rachel decided to explore “Little Tibet,” a place high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas. For three months, they traveled on foot and by pony along the perilous Indus Gorge and into the nearby valleys. Even when beset by crumbling tracks over bottomless

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One winter, Dervla Murphy and her sixyear– old daughter Rachel decided to explore “Little Tibet,” a place high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas. For three months, they traveled on foot and by pony along the perilous Indus Gorge and into the nearby valleys. Even when beset by crumbling tracks over bottomless chasms, the unnerving melancholy of the Balts, and Rachel’s continual probing questions, this formidable traveler retained both her enthusiasm and her sense of humor. Hairraising, gloriously subjective, and with the quirky vitality of fiction, the resulting account is a true classic of travel writing.

Dervla Murphy, a fine and accomplished Irish writer, has been recording her travels to the remotest areas of four continents for three decades. Among her many highly praised books are South from Limpopo, Muddling through Madagascar, and Wheels within Wheels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719565151
Publisher:
Murray, John Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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