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Round Ireland in low gear por Eric Newby
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Round Ireland in low gear (original 1987; edição 1987)

por Eric Newby

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'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering wife and life-long co-traveller, to accompany him - mainly, she admitted, to 'keep him out of trouble'. Lashed by winter storms, fuelled by Guinness and warmed by thermal underwear, their panniers laden with antique books on Ireland, the elderly adventurers cycle the highways and byways, encountering hospitable locals, swaying saints and ferocious dogs. From the shores of Donegal to the holy mountains, Newby guides the reader on a tale of mishap and magic, all in his own peculiar style of humour and charm, relishing his never-ending curiosity of the world and his insatiable quest for adventure.… (mais)
Membro:steg.org.uk
Título:Round Ireland in low gear
Autores:Eric Newby
Informação:London : Picador, 1988, c1987.
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:**1/2
Etiquetas:travel

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Round Ireland in Low Gear por Eric Newby (1987)

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An interesting read. Enjoyed his occasional comical descriptions of people, places and situations. ( )
  GeoffSC | Jul 25, 2020 |
Less said the better ( )
  Tony2704 | Mar 26, 2015 |
Not at all what i expected, in fact very boring. Was hoping for a light hearted tour of Ireland but got a history of almost every dilapidated church ( )
  Tony2704 | Mar 8, 2015 |
Great read, hilarious, full of history of ire! ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
wie haalt het in z'n hoofd om in februari door Ierland te fietsen....
Eric Newby natuurlijk, deze, inmiddels overleden, Engelse wereldreiziger blijft op een aardige manier de typsisch Engelse exentriekeling. Heerlijk voor de leunstoelreiziger. Je krijgt wel zin om ook naar Ierland te vertrekken, maar liever toch in juni of zo. ( )
  Petry | Dec 30, 2011 |
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On his 66th birthday (which both he and Wanda had forgotten, he noted with sadness) they embarked on the first of several cycling expeditions through Ireland - the first two in the teeth of winter when few sane people would consider cycling anywhere. Eric and Wanda ended triumphantly at the source of the Shannon in an unseasonably hot October, and the result is Round Ireland in Low Gear. It's the familiar Newby cocktail of thrills and spills, exhaustively researched history, fable and hearsay, and wry, acute observations of Irish life. As they waited at a station for a train to the west coast, Wanda rushed into the buffet where Eric was ordering ham sandwiches:

"The train, the train is leaving!''

"It isn't leaving, whatever your good lady says," remarked a rather quiet man in railway uniform whom I hadn't noticed before, who was only about a quarter of the way through a pint of Guinness. "Not without me, it isn't. I'm the guard," and he took another long draw at his drink.
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'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering wife and life-long co-traveller, to accompany him - mainly, she admitted, to 'keep him out of trouble'. Lashed by winter storms, fuelled by Guinness and warmed by thermal underwear, their panniers laden with antique books on Ireland, the elderly adventurers cycle the highways and byways, encountering hospitable locals, swaying saints and ferocious dogs. From the shores of Donegal to the holy mountains, Newby guides the reader on a tale of mishap and magic, all in his own peculiar style of humour and charm, relishing his never-ending curiosity of the world and his insatiable quest for adventure.

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