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Memory Is The Only Mirror: thoughts on Petra

Advantages: The pictures, the words
Disadvantages: Might take a bit of effort to get hold off at a reasonable price in the UK

...To avoid any potential confusion, the book I am referring to is Jane Taylor's tourist guide to Petra (2005 edition) and not the more historically focused Petra & the Nabateans. Guidebooks serve many different purposes: some are to help you decide what ...

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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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New Look Lonely Planet

Advantages: Well researched, up to date, mix of info and pictures
Disadvantages: Not For Me

...I have always been a big fan of the Lonely Planet series of travel guides. I love how substantial they feel, and how good they look on my bookshelves. However, I did occasionally get frustrated that the books could be a bit word-heavy and that I didn't al ...

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Review of Lonely Planet Istanbul - Lonely Planet

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A good guide to the city of Istanbul

Advantages: Good info
Disadvantages: ?

...rough guide to Istanbul I also took out the lonely planet city guide from the library. The Lonely planet city guide is a slightly larger book to the rough guide it is 13 cm x 20cm x 1.25cm. 1/4 cm it has 244 pages, I think the font/script ...

mumsymary 10.11.2014 · Read full review
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