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Imagine London without the underground

Advantages: Fascinating, informative and entertaining history
Disadvantages: None

The author Although he was born in Yorkshire, Andrew Martin has long been enthralled by the London Underground. His father worked on British Rail, and Andrew himself therefore had free travel on the system as well as a Privilege Pass which entitle ...

JOHNV 06.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Underground Overground - Andrew Martin

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No wombles here!

Advantages: Interesting insight, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: None

Underground Overground by Andrew Martin is subtitled "A Passenger's History of the Tube". Since he was young, Martin has been fascinated by the tube, and this is his attempt to tell its history, not from the historian's point of view, but as a passenger. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.05.2013 · Read full review
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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Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated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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Yak farming in Patagonia...

Advantages: Informative and entertaining story of friendship and adventure.
Disadvantages: none

John McCarthy and Brian Keenan are names many will recall from the 1980's. McCarthy was a journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage in the Lebanon, whilst covering the story of hostage Brian Keenan. Irishman Brian Keenan had been teaching at the Ameri ...

JEFFJEN 22.02.2011 · Read full review
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Yaks To Chile

Advantages: Heartwarming reaffirmation of human nature
Disadvantages: Possibly too much native poetry for my liking

This co-written account of McCarthy and Keenan’s trip to Chile owes its existence to the four years of incarceration that they spent together in the Lebanon. To pass the time, they let their imaginations run riot with all sorts of imponderable proje ...

BNibbles 03.05.2001 · Read full review
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