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A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys

Advantages: Evocative, personal, beautifully written
Disadvantages: A few tangents a little less engaging than others - minor issue

...Some time ago I read and reviewed here a book by Robert Macfarlane (“The Wild Places”). Ever since, I’ve been intending to read another of his books. This and another of his (“Landmarks” which has been declined for review) were on offer in my local The ...

2mennycds 04.07.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ...

cr01 26.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Focus on Zurich

Advantages: Good information; many colour illustrations
Disadvantages: One inaccuracy found; maps could be improved

...Having planned a short trip to Zurich, I scanned the shelves of my small local library for guide books and found just one on Switzerland. I decided to see if Amazon had any specifically for Zurich and again found only one: Cityspots Zurich. It hadn't yet ...

denella 11.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Zurich (CitySpots) - Thomas Cook Publishing

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Brilliant Brits Guide!

Advantages: Clearly laid out with really useful information.
Disadvantages: -

Before I go on holiday I delight in researching where I am going. I love to know lots about my destination and I feel I get a lot more out of my holiday if I am well-informed. My family always tease me about the fact I like to be so ultra organised but ...

Meggysmum 23.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Brit Guide to Orlando - Simon Veness & Susan Veness

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