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Engimatic England

Advantages: Some great accounts, a nice variety of writers and topics.
Disadvantages: Too short at times.

...There is perhaps, as Prince Charles notes in his introduction to Icons of England, something of an irony in asking an American to take the helm of a book devoted to the most quintessentially English aspects of the country – however, Bill Bryson’s pretty w ...

Puggers 21.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Icons of England - Think Books

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From the Weird to the Wonderful and Wacky!

Advantages: Some amazingly different places to stay
Disadvantages: Some you would have to pay me to stay in!

Bed in a Tree by Bettina Kowalewski ISBN 978-1-4053-3497-6 I bought this unusual book through a charity auction on another website. I have had a couple of other books along these lines and enjoyed planning a stay somewhere different and so I thought this ...

catsholiday 18.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels from Around the World - Bettina Kowalewski

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Perfect if You'd Sleep Rough Before You'd Book a Travellodge

Advantages: Something to appeal to everyone at all price points
Disadvantages: I'll need to write a lot of reviews to pay for some of these

What Comes First, the Destination or the Accommodation? When planning a holiday or a short break most people choose a destination, book the flights or train tickets and then go looking for accommodation that fits in with their plans. In Bettina Kowale ...

koshkha 16.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels from Around the World - Bettina Kowalewski

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Arresting Accommodation

Advantages: Lovely illustrations; unusual ideas; range of prices
Disadvantages: Some are pretty far flung so not useful to all travellers

Bettina Kowalewski’s “Bed in a Tree: and other amazing hotels around the world” is a beautifully illustrated and inspiring travel book with a difference. Most of us, when we plan a vacation, choose the destination first then think about the accommodation ...

fizzytom 07.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels from Around the World - Bettina Kowalewski

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Somewhere - but not quite anywhere

Advantages: Interesting look at an unusual subject
Disadvantages: Probably a book to borrow rather than to buy

Around the middle of the last century and earlier, books about the English countryside seemed very much in vogue. H.V. Morton’s ‘In Search of England’ (very popular at the time, but now more or less forgotten) and similar titles spring readily to mind. ...

JOHNV 10.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Edgelands - Paul Farley

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