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A Fete Worse Than Death by Iain Aitch

Advantages: An unusual look at England places to visit
Disadvantages: May make foreign tourists think we are completely bonkers!

...The second book in my www.sixbookchallenge.org is A Fete Worse Than Death by Iain Aitch. This book comes under the travel section, although it is like no other travel book I have read, then again mine has been limited to travel guides. The book is a gui ...

siberian-queen 03.08.2012 · Read full review
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What being a flight attendant is really like!

Advantages: Funny and realistic
Disadvantages: Only flight crew will enjoy it

I first read this book when I was 16. I was still at school and eager to grow up, pass my exams and get out into the real world. My dream job was to be an air hostess and I looked on Amazon and found this book. Nowadays there are quite a few flight attend ...

Katieshaz 19.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Around the World in a Bad Mood: Confessions of a Flight Attendant - Rene Foss

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Moans and whinges of a cynical trolley dolly

Advantages: A few amusing moments
Disadvantages: Mostly moans, sketches and lists

I think we all complain about our jobs from time to time, don't we. We all come home sometimes and think, "Why am I doing this?" We all like to let if out and get some sympathy. Flight attendant (that's "stewardess" in English) Rene Foss has taken the ...

Vodkaboy 31.12.2004 · Read full review
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Coffee, Tea or Me?

Advantages: Semi-funny
Disadvantages: Not funny enough

Last week I watched ‘View From The Top’ (minimally promoted film with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers in) and it prompted me to dig out this book for a re-read. Like the film, this book is about the life of an air hostess flying domestic American and l ...

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A tasty quest

Advantages: An irresistible confection of gastronomy, travel and history
Disadvantages: Leaves one hungry for more

...What a delicious book this is, if an impossible one to categorise. Al Dente is not a cookery book, although it contains over thirty recipes. It’s not a travel book, although it follows the author’s trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 · Read full review
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