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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 ...

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Review of Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England - Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon

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Facing the extreme

Advantages: Interesting journey, enjoyable style, adds more to what was seen on the TV show
Disadvantages: Only one country covers

Back in 2004, I saw some adverts on TV for a new show called Long Way Round, featuring Ewan McGregor and his best friend Charley Boorman travelling around the world on motorcycles. I decided to give it a go - after all, I've been a fan of Ewan's for year. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Extreme Frontiers: Racing Across Canada From Newfoundland to the Rockies - Charley Boorman

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Lost and found

Advantages: A great combination of humour, sightseeing, social commentary and invective
Disadvantages: Not enough on the western states

...Probably most British readers will first have come across his work through his book about the UK itself, "Notes from a Small Island". That is certainly a fine book, and well worth a read. But I do wonder whether his earlier work "The Lost Continent" (now ...

davidbuttery 09.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Travel writer seeks Midwest of America

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable, I feel as though I learnt something
Disadvantages: none for me

...Scarily, it is about ten years since I first got a glimpse of this book because, way back when I was doing GCSE coursework, we were given an extract from The Lost Continent to model our own work on. Tasked with starting my original writing in the same sty ...

KateHurst 21.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Paradise Lost or Anytown U.S.A.

Advantages: Very funny, nice insights
Disadvantages: Unable to put it down

...As a travelogue this book is about as much good as a chocolate tea-cup. As a highly entertaining, laugh-out-loud, warts-and-all account of one man's travelling adventures through the land of his youth, it is tremendous value. Bill Bryson left his ho ...

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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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