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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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A Thorough Guide to Paris

Advantages: Very detailed information
Disadvantages: No large map of the whole city

The Rough Guide to Paris begins with a 'Colour Section' on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro, the Ri ...

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Paris - A Rough Guide

Advantages: A Good general travel guide
Disadvantages: Nothing really

bought this book from the airport departure lounge,so very little thought went into it, we just went for the only Paris specific guide there was! However, we wern't disappointed. It is a comprehensive guide covering: Basic information useful before you go ...

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Death of a Supertramp

Advantages: A fascinating read
Disadvantages: Writer gave too much of his own life in my opinion

INTO THE WILD 1996 JON KRAKAUER 'Into the Wild' tells the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man from a well-to-do American East Coast family who, after he graduated from college, donated all of the money in his b ...

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