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. Her sincere voice knows no self deception which is a treat to readers fed up with self-centered travellers. I had an esteem for her since her first book, still my reserve towards her wildness evaporated only now. The book gives a curious view of rural and Dublin Irish society of the XXth century as well as is an exquisite literal experience of the travel of a personality. Her first bike trips to the Continent are also mentioned, but the book is more an insight to her life. I liked it a lot.