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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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Eire We Go, Eire We Go, Eire We Go!

Advantages: It's hilarious
Disadvantages: It ends!

There was a time, not really all that long ago, when travel writing consisted of little more than city and country guides. Nothing that really made you want to up sticks and go places, as they assumed you were either already there or booked to go. The tel ...

Soho_Black 17.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

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The fridge left me cold

Advantages: Unusal theme
Disadvantages: Shallow attitude

...I don’t suppose Prince Charles features in many travel books, so you can hardly blame Tony Hawks for grabbing the opportunity to name drop. Round Ireland with a Fridge is the story of a journey taken by Tony Hawks after a drunken bet. He decides to hit ...

tyllwyd 09.03.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

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'Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved'

Advantages: Funny
Disadvantages: Forced funny

Hawke’s:” I would like to report the theft of a fridge!” Garda:” A fridge you say?” Hawkes:”Well yes…” Garda:” Are you the owner of this fridge?” Hawke’s: I’m hitching around Ireland with it” Garda:” Are you a comedian or something” Hawke’s: “Yes”. ...

thedevilinme 09.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks

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A Fridge, Hitchhiking, He Must Be Mad!!!

Advantages: very, very funny
Disadvantages: laughing out loud on bus

When I had to shelve this book in the library (it’s ok, I work there, I don’t just wander around putting books away for fun), I wasn’t quite sure of what category it would come under, was it humour or travel? To save myself from having to think too har ...

susan1967 07.02.2004 · Read full review
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