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To the Baltic with bickering middle-aged men

Advantages: Some funny parts, the supporting cast, not too technical
Disadvantages: A bit laddish, not enough on the places visited

Take a group of middle-aged men and a leaky boat bound for St Petersburg, throw in some bad tempers and churlishness, some prostitutes and a smattering of jokes and you have "To the Baltic with Bob". It's another in the long line of humorous travelogues ...

fizzytom 15.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of To the Baltic with Bob - Griff Rhys Jones

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To the Baltic with Bob - The Baltic, Bob and a boat

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: None

Many of you will know Griff Rhys-Jones as one half of the comedy duo Smith and Jones from their 1980's sketch show Alas Smith and Jones (or Lunta tupaan as the Finns called it), while those who have never heard of this Welsh comedian will know him from th ...

butcam 11.03.2010 · Read full review
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This Guide is From The Countree

Advantages: An educational almanac - written by an enthusiast.
Disadvantages: Several personality trait flood out - old fashioned in values.

...Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985) British poet (Father of Sophie Grigson author) Grigson wasn't a quiet unassuming man, you would of thought, perhaps, wistfully, ambling along, whilst breathing in the balanced scents of decay and lush odours; may ...

1st2thebar 05.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Shell Country Alphabet - Geoffrey Grigson

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A country alphabet..

Advantages: Full of fascinating facts, easy to dip in and out of.
Disadvantages: Sparse illustrations will put off some.

The Shell Country Alphabet is not the sort of book that would have leapt of the shelf at me. I enjoy country walks and I am interested in wildlife but something about the title made me think this book would be dull and dry. Luckily for me, a neighbour who ...

ryeb 04.12.2011 · Read full review
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