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An interesting and amusing tour around small town America
Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson by rolandrat123

Advantages: Interetsing and amusing wiritng style
Disadvantages: Some towns seem very similar, not sure what are facts or comic asides

The Product Publisher: Black Swan; New Ed edition (18 Dec. 1998) ASIN: B00I6170VC Cost £4.23 plus £2.80 postage on Amazon. Basic Story This story, his first travel book, was written by Bill Bryson detailing the travel expedition ... Read review

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Very well reviewed by arwyn3
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25.07.2017 10:37
A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys
Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane by 2mennycds

Advantages: Evocative, personal, beautifully written
Disadvantages: A few tangents a little less engaging than others - minor issue

...on offer in my local The ... Read review

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Thorough review. by IzzyS
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04.07.2017 21:13
I must go down to the sea again...
Review of Wild Swimming Coast - Daniel Start by Digbycat

Advantages: Beautiful book, plenty of ideas
Disadvantages: A bit more safety info would be good.

I am a swimmer, not a particularly good one I certainly don’t possess any great speed and I worry about entering organised events as I believe, often correctly, that I will come last, but honestly I don’t care and will try anyway. As a kid if we arrived ... Read review

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15.04.2017 15:52
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This guide book is one of the Rough guides
Review of The Rough Guide to Wales - The Rough Guide by mumsymary

Advantages: Good info
Disadvantages: my copy a bit out of date

The Rough Guide series of books was founded in 1982 by penguin. These books cover more than 200 destinations both in the UK and abroad. The Edition pictured here on the ciao product page is Rough Guides; 4th Revised edition (May 2003) 2000's I think ... Read review

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11.02.2017 10:47
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Northern Grace (True North - Gavin Francis)
Review of True North - Francis Gavin by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: interesting, informative, well written
Disadvantages: he didn't make it to the Russian Arctic?

Gavin Francis' Empire Antarctica was awarded the Scottish Book of the Year 2013 prize and shortlisted for Costa, Banff, Saltire & Ondaatje Awards, and his 2015 Adventures in Human Being also made it onto a few distinguished lists. I haven't read those ... Read review

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08.02.2017 21:57
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Review of Long Way Down - Ewan McGregor by Soho_Black

Advantages: It feels a little more collaborative
Disadvantages: It also feels a little too polished

When Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman finished their motorbike trip across the world as recounted in both written and visual form in the “Long Way Round”, they weren’t finished. As my wife has a copy of the follow-up book, “Long Way Down”, that means wh ... Read review

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06.02.2017 21:55
Now I have an insight into Glasgow
Review of Glasgow Insight Compact Guide by mumsymary

Advantages: are ear plugs available :-)
Disadvantages: ?

Today I shall be reviewing the Insight Guide Great Breaks, Glasgow. ~# Insight Guides~#~ Insight guides are now since 2015 owned by Apa Publications UK Ltd. The first guide book was in 1970 by founder Hans Johannes who ran a travel company. There are n ... Read review

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As an Edinburgher, Glasgow is generally a place to avoid ;) Sounds like a book like this might help me see some of it in a different light, right enough. by Calypte
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02.02.2017 08:47
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The Seven Wonders - Pilkington Style
Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington by chrisandmark_is_here

Advantages: Very funny pretty much all the way through, original and entertaining, well written, light reading
Disadvantages: Gets a bit 'samey' when the moans are repeated, weird and irritating photo page placement

...much...) so when I spotted An Idiot Abroad in one of my local charity shops for 95p I decided to grab it, not particula ... Read review

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Sounds a pleasant read. by mikemelmak
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01.02.2017 11:05
Guided around Scotland by the lonely planet
Review of Lonely Planet Scotland - Lonely Planet by mumsymary

Advantages: Good info
Disadvantages: Because iy covers large area may not e enough on individivual areas

Lonely Planet Scotland (Travel Guide 8th Revised edition) Recently I took out a few travel guides about Scotland from the library .Included in my stash was the 8th edition of the Lonely Planet Scotland. I am thinking of visiting Scotland and prefer to d ... Read review

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good vh. by calara

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30.01.2017 07:19
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Better options than this map (Landranger 24 Raasay & Applecross)
Review of Raasay And Applecross, Loch Torridon And Plockton - Ordnance Survey by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: all the typical info the Landranger series shows
Disadvantages: not ideal in covered area, better options available

Raasay And Applecross, Loch Torridon And Plockton is one of the Ordnance Survey Landranger sheets, the standard issue series of pink-cover all-purpose maps with tourist information that cover the whole of Great Britain with 204 sheets in 1:50 000 (2cm to ... Read review

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28.01.2017 21:39
Unique, list based guide, useful and reliable (Scotland the Best)
Review of Scotland the Best - Peter Irvine by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: unique format, reliable recommendations, very well cross-referenced
Disadvantages: lacks standard guide elements, hotels & restaurants skewed to expensive, Central-belt heavy

...guide to the very best Scotland has to offer. and has throughout its many years of existence became a bit of an institution. And no wonder. ... Read review

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27.01.2017 11:15
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The 10th Rough guide to Scotland
Review of The Rough Guide to Scotland, Edition 7 - The Rough Guide by mumsymary

Advantages: A good guide
Disadvantages: None

...like when I was in the library I picked up a few books on Scotland. I know I can get and have got as much and ... Read review

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27.01.2017 08:26
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Worth Taking the Long Way
Review of Long Way Round by Soho_Black

Advantages: Some emotional moments throughout
Disadvantages: Takes a little too long to get going

In a recent episode of Pointless, one of the categories was Michael Palin’s travel documentaries. I gave “Wrong Way Around” as an answer, thinking that was something he’d done. My wife, thinking I was referring to “Long Way Round”, corrected me. It tur ... Read review

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great job by jb0077

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25.01.2017 18:41
Excellent guide for a culture-focused trip (RG Tuscany & Umbria)
Review of The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria - Jonathan Buckley by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: very strong on sightseeing and culture
Disadvantages: weaker on food, nightlife and nature

The short of it Excellent guide for anybody planning a trip to Tuscany/Umbria, and particularly all those interested in art, architecture and culturally-focused sightseeing. Why There's a general Rough Guide to Italy, but revisiting this re ... Read review

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23.01.2017 10:02
Young and poor and on the road (LP Europe on a shoestring)
Review of Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets (Lonely Planet Shoestring Guides) - Sarah Johnstone by skyelightsmoke

Advantages: extremely informative
Disadvantages: necessarily selective, aimed explicitly at young people

...traveller, especially young people 'doing' Europe for the first time. The long of it Europe on a Shoestring comes from the vast stable of Lon ... Read review

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Nicely done! Need to remember this for the coming years when we'll be broke from the wedding!!! by Secre

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21.01.2017 14:28
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