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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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An excellent resource for seeing Britain on foot

Advantages: An easy to use guide with a range of beautiful walks
Disadvantages: Some of the walks are a little too difficult for me!

Coast: The Walks A number of book representatives regularly visit my workplace, such as The Book People and as a result, I frequently find myself browsing through the samples and placing several orders. My husband and I are keen photographers an ...

Alyson29 08.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Coast: The Walks - BBC Books

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Round Ireland in a Tank

Advantages: A witty and charming journey of discovery
Disadvantages: A little unfocused. A map would have been useful

A book critic recently proposed the theory that every travel book needs a fridge. This was based on comedian Tony Hawks' book 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' - the most extreme example of high-concept travel writing. The critic claimed that most such writer ...

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Review of McCarthy's Bar - Pete McCarthy

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Lost: One Sense Of Belonging

Advantages: Insightful, amusing, fascinating
Disadvantages: Falls a fraction flat before the end perks things up again

Is it possible, ponders Pete McCarthy, to belong to a place in which you've never lived? Born and raised in the grim northern English town of St Helens, he insists he doesn't feel English, yet he's only ever spent time in Ireland, the land of his parents, ...

Puggers 26.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of McCarthy's Bar - Pete McCarthy

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You won't be able to resist the smile

Advantages: Would give almost any reader the travel itch and urge to visit Ireland - in this man's company, id
Disadvantages: The unfocused style will drive some batty, I suspect

McCarthy’s Bar What is this book about? Writer and performer Pete McCarthy is half English (his Dad) and half Irish. The book is a gentle travelogue, covering two trips to Ireland at about the turn of the millennium and tells of the people Pete mee ...

andyk910 26.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of McCarthy's Bar - Pete McCarthy

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