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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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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. Itís not a travel book, although it follows the authorís trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Al Dente - William Black

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Dam Disappointing

Advantages: A few gems
Disadvantages: Uncohesive muddle of extracts about Amsterdam

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I chose this book as part of my selection as I have been to the city many times. It is not like a guide book but more a collection of writing about the city, billing distinguished authors such as Ian McEwan, Geof ...

Essexgirl2006 05.09.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Amsterdam - Oxygen Books

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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I amseldom left unmoved - whether posit ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 ∑ Read full review
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