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A Place Apart
Author: Dervla Murphy

ISBN: 9781780600116
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 31 October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 18.3 x 2.2
Description:
A Place Apart is a remarkable geographical and psychological travelogue that rises above history, politics, theology and economics.

Created by a southern Irishwoman, cycling into the mayhem of Northern Ireland in order to try and sort out her own opinions and emotions about this troubled land. She came equipped with her own childhood experiences of murder and Republican martyrdom, but was otherwise unfettered by sectarian loyalties and armed with a delightful curiosity, a fine ear for anecdote, an ability to stand her own at the bar and a penetrating intelligence. She travelled extensively through both town and country, frequently finding herself in horrifying situations, and sometimes among people stiff with hate and grief: but equally, she discovered an unquenchable spirit everywhere that refused to die.

About the Author

Dervla Murphy (born Lismore, County Waterford, 1931) was determined to write, not to marry, and to travel to India. She realised two of these ambitions in Full Tilt, her first book, which describes her exuberant bicycle ride from Lismore - where she still lives - to...

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