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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 ...

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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

PLEASE NOTE. WHEN I WROTE THIS IS WAS LISTED AS SYDNEY. I CAN ONLY ASSUME THE CIAO MOVED IT AROUND LATER. SO PLEASE DON'T REPORT IT FOR BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. IT WASN'T WHEN IT WAS FIRST WRITTEN. I travel a lot so it’s probably not surprising that my ...

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

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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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Plan your next day out!

Advantages: Lots of imaginative ideas for things to do and unusual places to visit
Disadvantages: Some entries can also be found in other books in the series

I have always been fascinated by books of lists. Lists of things to do, books to read, films to see, places to visit – I have lots of them on my bookshelves. So when I spotted Time Out’s guide to ‘1000 Things to do in Britain’ in my local branch of Wate ...

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Rule, Britannia (a 1000 times)

Advantages: Quirky things that you wouldn't have known about or thought to do
Disadvantages: Expect the crowds now..

...Britain. We really don't appericiate its sights, uniqueness, history, humor, and err safaris, buddhist monasteries and bog snorkeling events! Well not according to Time Out that is. Hot on the heals of its 1000 things to do in London, Time Out has publis ...

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