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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 ...

mc_uk100 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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Travel inspiration inside its covers

Advantages: A visual feast
Disadvantages: Arm breakingly heavy

I'm not really a fan of picture books Since I learned to read many years ago I've been of the opinion that 'books are for reading stuff' rather than 'books are for pictures'. Generally I avoid what are often referred to as ‘Coffee Table Books’ – thos ...

koshkha 26.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wide Angle - Ferdinand Protzman

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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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You are my Inspiration

Advantages: It's the one that works for me - colourful, inspiring and comprehensive.
Disadvantages: Any guide to the whole country is too big to carry around with you.

My Relationship with India The first few holidays I had in India were organised by tour companies. I vaguely picked a part of the country I liked the look of or a tour that matched our available holiday dates and just turned up, generally without too ...

koshkha 11.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Eyewitness Travel Guide: India

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