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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ...

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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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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 ...

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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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The Wild Rover

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...I picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ...

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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Russia: a journey to the heart of the country and its people

Advantages: informative, well reported historical facts and interesting encounters with locals
Disadvantages: too much personal life of the journalist in the book (not inherent to the context)

Russia (A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People) is a report about a journey through Russia, by a distinguished broadcaster and author Jonathan Dimbleby. The journey starts in Murmansk, in the Article Circle and ends in Vladivostock, in the Far ...

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Review of Russia - Jonathan Dimbleby

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