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The Wild Rover

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...I picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ...

ryeb 16.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Modern India

Advantages: Fascinating look at how India works
Disadvantages: A lot of information to take in

...Introduction Why is it that the more you read, the more you realise you don't know? Recently, I've read a couple of novels based in India and realised how little I know about one of the largest countries in the world. I've never been; but certainly hope ...

sunmeilan 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of India in Slow Motion - Mark Tully, Gillian Wright

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India to take away

Advantages: Easy to read, and lovely photography
Disadvantages: None at all.

...Summer 2007 saw the 60th anniversary of the 'Partition' through India and the formation of Pakistan. The end of the Raj era and British rule resulted in unrest in the collection of Kingdoms which formed 'India', and the British, in their 'wisdom' decided ...

orlando 29.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of India with Sanjeev Bhaskar - Sanjeev Bhaskar

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Let Dorling Kindersley Show you Sydney

Advantages: Clear, logical structure based around districts
Disadvantages: No price information, weaker on hotel and restaurant advice than many more 'directive' guides

I travel a lot so it’s probably not surprising that my bookshelves are filled with guidebooks from countries I've been to and places I still plan to visit. My preferences in guidebooks have changed a lot over the years as I’ve got older (and better off) a ...

koshkha 07.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland

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Not such a Lonely place with Lonely Planet

Advantages: A good handy guide all in one place
Disadvantages: Published so perhaps not the most up to date information

...I do so often feel like a dinosaur these days. I often buy a newspaper, I like my books and CD’s and I don’t see the value in Facebook. Given this, I also probably appear “quaint” (OK I have broad enough shoulders for BOF) in always purchasing a Lonely Pl ...

cr01 27.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Tunisia - Lonely Planet

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