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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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Where will I find the Dragon's lair?

Advantages: Easy to use, interesting and lovely photos and maps
Disadvantages: Paperback book but a little heavy

DK Eyewitness Guide : Cracow Whenever we buy a guidebook we opt for one of the Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness ones as they are so well laid out and have great pictures so you can actually see what you might be looking for when you go somewhere. WHAT DO ...

catsholiday 01.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eye Witness Travel Guide: Cracow - Dorling Kinderseley

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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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Wonder Worms

Advantages: a mixture of personal experience and background information
Disadvantages: none

A graduate of medicine is likely to become a physician, a graduate of physics is likely to become a physicist, a graduate of mass communication, however, is likely not to know what kind of job they’ll end up with. A gap year is a good thing for the undeci ...

MALU 04.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Carpet Ride To Khiva - Christopher Aslan Alexander

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