A great read, full of Dervla's usual verve and determination despite a very sore leg which stymied her onward journey.
People half her age would balk at the marathon journeys undertaken, largely by foot and bike, by the formidable Dervla Murphy.
Relaxed, comfortable and personal ... this is an entertaining insight into a little travelled part of the world.
Her 20th travel book, but reads as freshly as if it were her first. Told with characteristic spirit, this the is the story of the land, the people and the cheer
'A magical revelation of the hidden corner of the world that is post-communist Russia'
Murphy's accidents give rise to a fascinating account ... her interest in everyone she meets seems to bring us into their cramped living rooms.
An excellent work from the indefatigable, indomitable, incredible Irishwoman who's still traipsing around the weird and wonderful parts of the world at the age of 73.
What emerges is a travelogue that questions our perception of what Siberia really is, and draws an intimate portrait of its people ... her warmth, fortitude and strength of character make for a compelling read.
A moreish collection of postcards from a rather eccentric and supremely talented aunt.
A valuable contribution to understanding the world's bleakest inhabited region
She is a bewitchingly good writer who does not need to make anything up
Fascinating. She makes the far-off seem approachable, and the adventurous possible.
An accessible portrait of a land of extremes, written in a learned but chatty style