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The low-down on being in France

Advantages: A vast amount of information
Disadvantages: Rather small print

This guide begins with an extensive section, about eighty pages long, to refer to before you travel. It gives details on possible ways of getting to France from Britain, Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand. There is information on costs, wh ...

denella 25.10.2006 · Read full review
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If you are going to France, you will need this.

Advantages: This guide is detailed and easy to use. It contains information on everything and everywhere.
Disadvantages: Very few, and they are minor problems - no disasters.

...I spent a year in France working and travelling and this guide became my bible. The information in it is useful, reliable, entertaining and, most importantly of all, it is easy to use. The information on each place is categorised in the same format every ...

topcat81 07.10.2006 · Read full review
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The Rough Guide to France

Advantages: Could not have explored parts of France so successfully without it!
Disadvantages: Cannot fault it!

...This book is amazing, cannot praise it enough! We decided to honeymoon in the Loire Valley. We had no additional information or reference material to work out route plans, where we might like to stop etc. so decided to purchase The Rough Guide to France ...

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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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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 ...

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