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The Resource A time of birds : reflections on cycling across Europe, Helen Moat

A time of birds : reflections on cycling across Europe, Helen Moat

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A time of birds : reflections on cycling across Europe
Title
A time of birds
Title remainder
reflections on cycling across Europe
Statement of responsibility
Helen Moat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir bringing in aspects of the nature writing and travelogue forms. The author contends with depression and the trauma of a childhood's proximity to the Troubles when cycling across Europe to Istanbul, accompanied by her eighteen-year-old son.
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StDuBDS
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Moat, Helen
Dewey number
914.04562
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D923
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moat, Helen
  • Bicycle touring
  • Travel & holiday
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Travel writing
  • Memoirs
  • Gardening
  • Europe
  • Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
  • Europe
  • Moat, Helen
  • Geography
Summary expansion
Helen Moat sets out to cycle across Europe, with her teenage son, on her sit-up-and-beg bike - aka `The Tank'. She's not sure whether she is running away from the past or pedalling towards it. As she cycles the Rhine and Danube through the days of unfolding spring, the sky filled with birdsong, she senses her bird-loving father is by her side. Increasingly, she loses herself in her surroundings and memories of a childhood spent in the outdoors of rural Northern Ireland.Gradually, the natural beauty of Europe's great waterways bring healing, as does the kindness of friends and strangers along the way. She feels a sense of belonging on a continent shaped by war and peace, peoples divided and reunited, a shared history.But when the birdsong fades across the parched, late-summer landscapes of Bulgaria and Turkey, Helen finds herself recalling the Troubles and confronting a suppressed secret. This is her life-affirming account of an unforgettable, if sometimes bumpy ride
Label
A time of birds : reflections on cycling across Europe, Helen Moat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0042952371
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781912235704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
A time of birds : reflections on cycling across Europe, Helen Moat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0042952371
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781912235704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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