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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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In the Picture with DK Eyewitness

Advantages: Well illustrated; lots of detail
Disadvantages: Covers the more highbrow attractions; omits hostels; heavy to carry

Czechoslovakia may have broken into its two separate Republics in 1993 But publishers of travel books still like to present guides to the Czech Republic and Slovakia within one volume. The pros and cons to this approach are obvious. I frequently fly into ...

fizzytom 24.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech & Slovak Republics - Dorling Kindersley

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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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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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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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