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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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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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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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Start packing.......

Advantages: Big bold and beautiful pictures, interesting, informative and funny.
Disadvantages: I can't afford to go to all these places!!!

...One of my favourite Christmas presents this year was The Lonely Planet Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World put together by Roz Hopkins with a lot of help from the lonely planet ‘team’ in respect to pictures and extracts. I am a b ...

nickyct 07.03.2005 · Read full review
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The World in the Palm of Your (Straining) Hand

Advantages: Extensive, beautiful photography, interesting text
Disadvantages: Expensive, no scale on maps

As a number of my reviews will likely testify, I'm something of a lover of travel books, from amusing anecdote-filled travelogues to fact-heavy guidebooks. However, no matter how many of these my rather modest account allows me to buy, there are always so ...

Puggers 19.05.2005 · Read full review
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