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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 ...

hiker 25.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Petra - Jane Taylor

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A Durable, Discover All Guide To Divine Dubrovnik!

Advantages: Packed full of useful travel information and also history which is an added bonus.
Disadvantages: Important information on activities for children is lacking.

I have always been a great fan of the Berlitz travel guides and I have found them to be a great companion while on my travels, they usually contain all of the information that is essential while in an unfamiliar place while at the same time being concise ...

chrisbriers567 28.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Dubrovnik Berlitz Pocket Guide

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Do you fancy a "Bitches brew" ?

Advantages: Very interesting and readable account of one mans' journey
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to everyone

...‘The Spirit- Wrestlers’ by Philip Marsden ISBN 0006388779 I picked up this book through Bookcrossing in Derby as I was attracted by the title thinking it might be about Navaho or other Native American Indians but having read the blurb on the back I disco ...

catsholiday 13.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Spirit-Wrestlers - Philip Marsden

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I think my guidebook may be out of date..

Advantages: A delightful way to timetravel,
Disadvantages: Closely printed pages are not the easiest to read.

My family often say that my house represents a retirement home for old books. I can't resist re-homing 19th century household encyclopedias or 1930's recipe books, even if their covers are falling off and there is a page or 2 missing. I sometimes buy mode ...

ryeb 20.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Bradshaw's Guide: The 1866 Handbook Reprinted - Middleton Press

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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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