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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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Going West

Advantages: Well organised; very informative on the whole
Disadvantages: Few photographs; no entry for St Austell

I originally bought this guide as I was visiting Dartmoor and Cornwall for the first time in 2012. For the majority of holiday destinations I might have been content with borrowing a guidebook from the library, but since one of my sons lives in Bristol an ...

denella 31.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England - Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon

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I think my guidebook may be out of date..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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Took us from Capetown to Kruger and many places in between

Advantages: Interesting guides useful maps and great photos and 2D diagrams
Disadvantages: Quite expensive but then most up to date travel guides are

DK Eye Witness Guide to South AfricaISBN: 1405311150WHAT DO YOU GET? They are usually in a heavy paperback form with a good solid cover which has flaps like a hardback book might have. They are all in ...

catsholiday 02.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa - Michael Brett, Brian Johnson-Barker, Marielle Renssen

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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 ...

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Review of DK Eye Witness Travel Guide: Cracow - Dorling Kinderseley

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