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A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys

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

...Some time ago I read and reviewed here a book by Robert Macfarlane (“The Wild Places”). Ever since, I’ve been intending to read another of his books. This and another of his (“Landmarks” which has been declined for review) were on offer in my local The ...

2mennycds 04.07.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

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Every cloud has a photographer's lining

Advantages: Unusual subject matter, amusing, nice arrangement of photos
Disadvantages: Some may dislike the "postcard" format

“NOT ANOTHER LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO COMPILATION?” Let’s face it, there are coffee-table books a-plenty about the Lake District. Pile them on top of each other and they would tower above Scafell Pike, right? Most contain a fair number of stunning photograph ...

2mennycds 15.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Rainy Days in the Lake District - Val Corbett

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You'll Soon Be Tired of Pubs

Advantages: Lots of suggestions, some bits of London I hadn't considered visiting
Disadvantages: Some suggestions are bizarre and suggest a lack of imagination from the writer

...in hardcover in 2012, "Tired of London Tired of Life" is a take on the quote by Samuel Johnson that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford". This book, therefore is designed to reigni ...

MentalSarcasm 27.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London - Tom Jones

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Things to do in Denver.....?

Advantages: Inspirational
Disadvantages: Too little time

"Unforgettable Things to do before you die" is the second in the BBC series, and another title which will appeal to the armchair traveller, albeit a slightly more adventurous traveller than the average "Places to see before you die" reader. That said, bot ...

helencbradshaw 06.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Unforgettable Things to do before you die - BBC Books

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A Clear and Easy Read

Advantages: Clear; Interesting; Basic Information; Great destinations.
Disadvantages: Heavy

As I love travelling so much but can never afford to go to places very often, this is the next best thing. I received this book as a gift for Christmas last year and I have become completely immersed in it and discovered beautiful destinations which I hav ...

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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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