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Travelling back to the country of my childhood from my armchair

Advantages: Well researched, easy to read style of writing with some humour
Disadvantages: Of limited interest as the places visited are almost unknown

Wild Coast by John Gimlette ISBN 978-184668520 I read Fizzytom’s review on this book with great interest as British Guiana or Guyana as it is now known was my home until I was 11 years old. My family left in 1964 when I was due to start Secondary School b ...

catsholiday 13.08.2011 · Read full review
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Gimlette does the Guianas

Advantages: Simply excellent travel writing about a place I knew little about
Disadvantages: None

Having thoroughly enjoyed John Gimlette's 'At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig' I was looking forward with relish to reading 'Wild Coast', an account to his visit to the Guianas; I was not disappointed. A lawyer by profession, Gimlette is a charming and che ...

fizzytom 08.05.2011 · Read full review
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Great introduction to the continent

Advantages: Interesting stories about South America
Disadvantages: None

I was planning a trip to South America, so thought I'd read a few books about the continent before I went and this was one of them. It appealed to me as it wasn't about the usual tourist trail in South America, but an insight into how Simon Bolivar has in ...

ceebee27 06.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Viva South America! - Oliver Balch

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