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In The Big Wide World

Advantages: Lots of picture, interesting, inspiring, easy to dip into
Disadvantages: Sometimes implies Russ has done something he hasn't, some photos in the wrong sections

I am what you might call a vicarious traveller. I would love to travel the world but am not able to at this point in my life, so I travel from my living room, watching TV and reading books. Among my favourites are the Long Way Round and Long Way Down show ...

eilidhcatriona 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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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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In the Picture with DK Eyewitness

Advantages: Well illustrated; lots of detail
Disadvantages: Covers the more highbrow attractions; omits hostels; heavy to carry

Czechoslovakia may have broken into its two separate Republics in 1993 But publishers of travel books still like to present guides to the Czech Republic and Slovakia within one volume. The pros and cons to this approach are obvious. I frequently fly into ...

fizzytom 24.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech & Slovak Republics - Dorling Kindersley

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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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A Stranger in Strange Lands

Advantages: Interesting viewpoints, well-written
Disadvantages: None

Aatish Taseer was born of out of a short week of passion between a Sikh Indian mother and a Pakistani Muslim father. The mother was a journalist; the father a politician. That week of passion was to be all it was, despite subsequent attempts at hushing ...

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Review of Stranger to History - Aatish Taseer

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