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... I was delighted, then , when I saw John Lane's "A Very Peruvian Practice" in my local library - I knew there was some as yet unidentified reason stopping me from making a purchase so it would be much better to read the book for nothing. How right I was to wait! I cannot recall feeling ... Read review
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A few (Lima) beans short of a casserole

AdvantagesInteresting details on Peruvian culture

DisadvantagesAbsurd characters, seems far-fetched

"...reason stopping me from making a purchase so it would be much better to read the book for nothing. How right I was to wait! I cannot recall feeling so let down on completing a book for some time. In fact, I only persevered and got to the end for the sake of my fellow Ciao-ers as I consider it my duty to avoid others from making the same grave error. The book tells the story of the time the author, John Lane, spent in Peru, engaged in the role ..." Read review
09.02.2005

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A very Peruvian Practice: lead me to the clinic

AdvantagesTells you wht guide books dont. John Lane is an excellent writer

DisadvantagesI didnt find any , I wasnt interested in Peru but now I am

"...there is much poverty and a grand canyon of difference between the wealthy and the rest, but one feels, I felt, that the moneyed class of Miraflores, unrealistic and feckless though they sometimes appear, truly want to help . This is not a travelogue, not a trip up the Inca Trail, but a genuine excursion into another way of life. I think A Very Peruvian Practice will do for Peru what Driving over Lemons did for the Spanish Alpujarras, ..." Read review
09.09.2011

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Country Peru
Continent South America
Author John Lane
Title A Very Peruvian Practice: Travels With La Senora
Subgenre Country Travel Guide
Genre Travel
Type Non-Fiction
ISBN 0719562090; 0719562171

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