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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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Imagine London without the underground

Advantages: Fascinating, informative and entertaining history
Disadvantages: None

The author Although he was born in Yorkshire, Andrew Martin has long been enthralled by the London Underground. His father worked on British Rail, and Andrew himself therefore had free travel on the system as well as a Privilege Pass which entitle ...

JOHNV 06.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Underground Overground - Andrew Martin

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No wombles here!

Advantages: Interesting insight, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: None

Underground Overground by Andrew Martin is subtitled "A Passenger's History of the Tube". Since he was young, Martin has been fascinated by the tube, and this is his attempt to tell its history, not from the historian's point of view, but as a passenger. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.05.2013 · Read full review
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I think my guidebook may be out of date..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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