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The Ends of the Earth

Advantages: "Paradise is an island..."
Disadvantages: "...So is hell."

“Exile to this paradise is the harshest punishment,” or so we are told of Norfolk Island, the former British penal colony located nearly a thousand miles off the east coast of Australia. Not all, or even many, of the fifty islands chosen for inclusi ...

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Review of Atlas of Remote Islands - Judith Schalanski

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Voyage to the End of the Book

Advantages: Beautifully-constructed, loaded with love and intrigue, a cartographical crackerjack.
Disadvantages: Minimal.

...If it's something of a given that writing a travel book entails actually going to the place in question, then this is just another way in which Judith Schalansky's "An Atlas of Remote Islands" plays with the boundaries of our expectations. It is, after al ...

Puggers 14.02.2011 · Read full review
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In Search of Beer!

Advantages: Well written and researched pocket sized guide!
Disadvantages: None at all!

It was with great interest that I picked up a copy of one of the latest books to come out of the CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale) bookshop. As a beer drinker and someone who loves the area I live in, it was the perfect book for me to read! Written by Bob S ...

tange 27.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Peak District Pub Walks - Bob Steel

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Travel with John and Charley

Advantages: Extremely well written and entertaining
Disadvantages: I don't think so

John Steinbeck- Travels with Charley: In Search of America 1962, 246pp This book is, as the title suggests, an autobiographical narrative of Steinbeck’s trek from his hometown of New York around the United States, with his companion, Charley. Cha ...

Tricksty 01.12.2004 · Read full review
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Pretty but Pointless

Advantages: Some Interesting and amusing photos
Disadvantages: Unoriginal, poorly laid out.

Weird World is a compendium of photos and anecdotes from real travellers compiled by Bradt travel guides and Wanderlust (the travel magazine). It retails as £14.99 for just over 140 pages of an approx 23cm square softbacked book of other peoples travel st ...

Essexgirl2006 18.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Weird World - Bradt Travel Guides

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