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Re-awakening the ghosts

Advantages: an interesting read
Disadvantages: can be quite inaccessible

I thought this would be an interesting read after living in Spain for two years, and it was for the most part. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each of which deals with a different aspect of Spanish culture, at least in theory. The first fe ...

Starlight81 24.12.2011 ·
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Review of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past - Giles Tremlett

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More Magic For Me!

Advantages: Some interesting information
Disadvantages: No pictures

...As seasoned visitors to Walt Disney World we know our way around the parks really well but the wonderful thing about Disney is that there are always new things to discover. The Brits guide to Orlando is fantastic so when I saw that Susan Veness, one of t ...

Meggysmum 22.03.2011 ·
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Review of The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World - Susan Veness

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A few (Lima) beans short of a casserole

Advantages: Interesting details on Peruvian culture
Disadvantages: Absurd characters, seems far-fetched

For some time I had seen this book in the travel section in my local Waterstones (I'm quite often found there, if you ever need to track me down!) while perusing the "three for two" offer. I had, in fact, several times been just about to include this book ...

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Review of A Very Peruvian Practice: Travels With La Senora - John Lane

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A very Peruvian Practice: lead me to the clinic

Advantages: Tells you wht guide books dont. John Lane is an excellent writer
Disadvantages: I didnt find any , I wasnt interested in Peru but now I am

Can Peru be any where near as funny and fascinating as the book? If so, I cant wait to go. It is interesting to see how the spanishness comes over (We live high in the mountains in Spain so have first hand knowledge of it - our neighbours, sadly, no ...

GrandmaClampit70 09.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Very Peruvian Practice: Travels With La Senora - John Lane

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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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