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A Month by the Sea
Author: Dervla Murphy

ISBN: 9781906011475
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5 x 2.8
Description:
Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Through reported conversations she creates a vivid picture of life in this coastal fragment of self-governing Palestine. Bombed and cut-off from normal contact with the rest of the world, life in Gaza is beset with structural, medical and mental health problems, yet it is also bursting with political engagement and underwritten by an intense enjoyment of family life. During her month by sea, Dervla develops an acute eye for the way in which isolation has shaped this society.

About the Author

Dervla Murphy was born in Dublin in 1931. Her mother was invalided by arthritis and Dervla spent years caring for her, with occasional breaks bicycling on the Continent. Her mother's death left her free to go farther afield and in 1963 she cycled to India. There she worked with Tibetan refugee children before returning home after a year to write her first two books. Full Tilt was published in 1965 and over twenty other travel books have followed.

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