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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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Prussian Pranksters

Advantages: profound knowledge of German issues
Disadvantages: not everyone has the same kind of humour

British journalist Roger, stationed in Berlin, is tired of his job, namely writing articles on German issues, preferably Nazi related, for British newspapers. He feels he needs some time out and takes a sabbatical. His three-quarter German/one-quarter Ita ...

MALU 21.10.2011 · Read full review
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A Load of Alt-Globnitz

Advantages: I learned one interesting fact
Disadvantages: It's a sham dressed up as travel writing

...Alarm bells should have sounded when I picked up Roger Boyes’s “To Prussia with Love” in a bookstore and I thought to myself “this sounds a bit contrived”. Call me naïve but when I browse the travel writing section in Waterstones, I tend to believe that t ...

fizzytom 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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So many Cities and so little time!

Advantages: Lovely photos and intersting
Disadvantages: Hard to find specific places as not much logic in the set out

501 Must Visit Cities – ISBN - 978-0-753716-03-8 This is yet another of my many travel inspiration books that grace our shelves and get thumbed through regularly. We use ours as more that just coffee table books as we read them thoroughly prior to visi ...

catsholiday 28.01.2013 · Read full review
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A Great Present for Those With the Travel Bug!

Advantages: The pictures, information and price.
Disadvantages: The order of the cities in the book.

...Quoted from the cover of the book - '501 Must Visit Cities is an invaluable source of inspiration for those seeking to explore the great cities of the world, either in reality or from the comfort of an armchair!' -Introduction- 501 Must Visit Citi ...

dkm1981 05.12.2009 · Read full review
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