Tibetan Foothold

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Title:Tibetan Foothold


Author:Dervla Murphy

Publisher:John Murray

Publish Year:1966

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Autobiography / Memoirs | Tibet | Social Science


Remarks:B&W Photographs, Appendices and Index. Very Good. No dust jacket. Sky blue cloth covered boards,soled, dirt on spine, insect hole on back. A fine crack line on front cover hinge. foxing, sunned. Otherwise the book is in good condition.


Size:142 x 222 mm


Price:USD 100.00

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  • Tibetan Foothold is Dervla Murphy's account of the day-to-day life in an orphanage for Tibetan children in the refugee camps of Northern India in the 1960s. Dervla vividly describes the children's lives in squalor while a handful of dedicated volunteers do their best to feed and care for them, attempting to keep disease at bay with limited resources. Dervla's heart-rending account is interwoven with her own observations on the particular cultural and social problems associated with trying to help a people who have lived in isolation from the rest of the world, and she becomes a perceptive witness to the inner realities and sometime inadequacies of aid work.


    Dervla Murphy

    Dervla Murphy was born (and still lives) in Lismore, County Waterford in 1931. Full Tilt, her first book, describes her exuberant bicycle ride from Lismore to India, through Iran and Afghanistan. It has been followed by some twenty further titles, including an acclaimed memoir, Wheels within Wheels. Her most recent book is The Island That Dared, a series of journeys through Cuba, with her daughter Rachel and her three granddaughters. www.dervlamurphy.com
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