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Murphy was 74 when she started these three trips to Cuba. The first in 2005 with her daughter and three grandchildren the other two visits were on her own. She hiked, hitch hiked, travelled by train, and bus and crammed into over full cars and lorries as she made her way around the island. Staying with local people in Casa Particlulares (Cuban equivalents of B&B, just don’t expect many with ensuite facilities – outside loos were common in some of the remoter areas) as always she eschewed the tourist hotels and went native. Filled with her consummate prose, this depiction of life in a