A celebration of wanderlust

Silverland, by Dervla Murphy, John Murray, €27.

2nd December, 2006

Silverland, by Dervla Murphy, John Murray, €27.

Dervla Murphy is not your typical 70-something Irishwoman.

She is a Christopher Columbus of sorts for the 21st century, ‘‘not’’, she writes, ‘‘that the 21st century offers many unbeaten tracks to solitary travellers’’. Of those that are left, Murphy has travelled many of them during her 50-odd years wandering the globe.

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