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By Dervla Murphy | Comments: ( 1000 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveler Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years She describes her determined childhood self strong willed and beguiled by books from the first her intermittent formal education and the intense relationship of an only child with her parents, particularIn this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveler Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years She describes her determined childhood self strong willed and beguiled by books from the first her intermittent formal education and the intense relationship of an only child with her parents, particularly her invalid mother, whom she nursed until her death Bicycling fifty miles in a day at the age of eleven, alone, it seems only natural that her first major journey should have been to cycle to India.


  • Title: Wheels within Wheels: Autobiography
  • Author: Dervla Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780140054484
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years She is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Murphy is a famous speaker and writer on Palestinian issues She seeks the dissolution of Israel in its entirety.Murphy normally travels alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people When not travelling, Murphy lives in Lis, as she has for most of her life.



Comments Wheels within Wheels: Autobiography

  • Jenny Thomas

    Well written and engaging, but found it too irritating to finish. Devla was tediously self absorbed - as one probably would be as a child, but how could she remember what she thought and what others said with such clarity at such young ages? Conversations about religious bigotry, politics, levitation - no her 'memories' are farcical.The style is slightly pompous and arrogant. Why was she so unpopular at her first boarding school and with their 'servant' Maggie? Why couldn't she make herself more [...]


  • Earesty

    How a young woman grows up in isolated Ireland with eccentric but, highly educated parents. She is mostly self-educated and adventuresome. Restricted by convention and a wheelchair bound mother.


  • DianaG

    I like honesty. Dervla's revelations were real and not always flattering. I admire people that can make themselves vulnerable without apology.


  • Ape

    I have another of her books kicking about in the mess that is my home, but this is the first of Dervla Murphy's books that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. For some reason I was "shocked" to see that this was written/published in 1979, so it was out before I even existed. Dervla must be a very old lady now, as she was living in Ireland during the second world war - which incidentally seemed to have very little impact on her life.It was a very interesting read, she is a genuinely interesting p [...]


  • Mukikamu

    It’s not long ago that I mentioned that it would be interesting to know more about Dervla Murphy. Well, I hope all my wishes come through so quicklly. I got plenty of exciting travel volumes for my birthday and finished Wheels Within Wheels already. This autobiography from my admired Miss Murphy claryfies most issues about her life and about her motives for escape. Her tough childhood and stubborn personality all come through marvellously readibly in her book and I found it hard to put down. H [...]


  • Amy

    I really like this book! She is born the same year as my father, 1931, in Ireland. I've not read anything else by Dervla Murphy, and I can't remember how I heard about her. At the age of 31, Dervla set off by bicycle to India. It was 1962, definitely the pre-hippy, pre- vagabonding era. Her travel writing brought her renown, but her life prior to her extensive travels is highly interesting, especially given her immense ability to write. Wheels Within Wheels is her autobiography of her childhood [...]


  • Catherine

    Already a huge Dervla Murphy fan, I came across this book about her unconventional upbringing in a charity shop and read it that afternoon. Her writing style is so engaging and enjoyable to read that I immediately felt that I wished to be her friend! And that I wanted to re-read her other immensely enjoyable books.


  • SarahLeeNotCake

    Supposedly an account of an unusual upbringing - but instead if felt like coming home, from having lived in the same town as her but 50 years later, having weirdly so many of the same experiences as her (same boarding school, same adventures travelling solo) it was an enjoyable but spooky read for me.


  • Jane Routley

    This was a terrificially honest book. Dervlas love of cycling, her fraught relationship with her bed ridden mother and the birth of her child stays with me still after 20 years. Clearly a strong minded and independant woman.


  • Peter Perhac

    A great book, a must read for every Dervla fan, but! a bit too heavy on the IRA political stuff right from the beginning (i advise to skip/skim over this) and one major piece of information - one that I was so eager to find out about Dervla - was completely omitted. Bummer!


  • Karen Cramer

    I really enjoyed her honesty about her life. I have read two other of her travel stories. Both are quite incredible adventures. She travels alone and frequently on a bicycle. The travel was done in the 1960's. Although heading into her eighties she still travels extensively.


  • Laurie

    wonderful writer, read it over a long time period to savor. She was great in person at the Banff Mt book Festival a few years back. This is her memoirs and subtitled: the making of a traveller.


  • Rachel

    Moving, well-written and unflinching self-examination. Read Full Tilt first and this explained much of her character and ability to live as she did.


  • shae

    In spite of having read her other books, when I read this one I discovered both a kindred spirit and a mentor.


  • David

    Awesome autobiography!


  • Dan Oconnell

    Her unconventional growing-up in rural Ireland - 30's to 50's. Powerful. 50 mile by bike at age 11, set the plan for biking to India.


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