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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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Not your average European travelogue

Advantages: Highly readable and funny
Disadvantages: Not as in depth as some travel books

Not your usual European travelogue Bill Bryson is an American writer and self-confessed Anglophile who has lived in the United Kingdom for several years with the exception of a move back to his homeland for a few years (which he writes about in an ...

jipp05 22.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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Been There, Done That, Read The Book

Advantages: Funny take on Europe from an American's point of view
Disadvantages: Slightly dated, noticably especially in the names of some countries

I’ve read all of Bryson’s books aside from „Down Under“ and this is not my favourite (“Mother Tongue” is) but it’s still an enjoyable read. I had read this one before I went off gallivanting for the summer few years ago, but brought it with me since it’s ...

zoe_page 09.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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Our Man In Hammerfest…(and Oslo, Hamburg, Rome, etc. etc.)

Advantages: accessible, breezy, hilarious
Disadvantages: for facts and advice look elsewhere

Being someone who enjoys travel and reading about travel, any Bill Bryson book I find in a second hand bookshop or bargain bin is bought without a moment’s hesitation. Why? The simple reason is that he represents the everyman and has the ability to talk t ...

steerpyke 19.05.2015 · Read full review
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Bill Bryson's Hilarious travel diary

Advantages: Laugh out loud funny
Disadvantages: Slightly dated (first printed in 1991)

As all people who have ever read his work will know, Bill Bryson is a fantastically funny travel writer witjh a distinctive flair for seeing the funny side of things. Born and brought up in America, Bill Bryson has lived most of his adult life in England. ...

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Review of Neither Here Nor There - Bill Bryson

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