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Northern Spirit

Advantages: Sensible size, good coverage, respects its subject, accurate
Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated

...I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the Rough Guide range of guidebooks. Although I'm sometimes rubbed up the wrong way by publications that try a little too hard to be "with it", in general Rough Guides have shaken off the rather self-consciously co ...

davidbuttery 07.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands - Donald Reid

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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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Review of The Shell Country Alphabet - Geoffrey Grigson

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Travelling in Cuba

Advantages: Maps
Disadvantages: Bar information not very useful

...Now like most travel books, you can't get the best travelling experience with one, yet trying to find your way and know where could be a possibilty to visit is impossible without one, especially somewhere like Cuba where you don't have access to the inter ...

alicelucas 04.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Cuba - The Rough Guide

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Every Country in the World…and Some More!

Advantages: Great photos, a must for travel or photography fans
Disadvantages: Some poor maps

I first saw this book in a book shop where I had flicked through it, but first got a proper look at it when a friend bought it as a gift for a mutual friend. Then I knew I had to have it. I described it to another friend as featuring “Every country in t ...

Essexgirl2006 15.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country - Roz Hopkins

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