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No Man is an Island

Advantages: Fascinating and highly readable insight
Disadvantages: Too short!

...If you really want to enjoy a travel book with a difference then I can enthusiastically recommend Ben Fogle’s first book “The Teatime Islands” first published by Penguin Books earlier this year. Ben Fogle is of course the writer and travel presenter w ...

helencbradshaw 08.11.2004 · Read full review
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What being a flight attendant is really like!

Advantages: Funny and realistic
Disadvantages: Only flight crew will enjoy it

I first read this book when I was 16. I was still at school and eager to grow up, pass my exams and get out into the real world. My dream job was to be an air hostess and I looked on Amazon and found this book. Nowadays there are quite a few flight attend ...

Katieshaz 19.04.2007 · Read full review
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Moans and whinges of a cynical trolley dolly

Advantages: A few amusing moments
Disadvantages: Mostly moans, sketches and lists

I think we all complain about our jobs from time to time, don't we. We all come home sometimes and think, "Why am I doing this?" We all like to let if out and get some sympathy. Flight attendant (that's "stewardess" in English) Rene Foss has taken the ...

Vodkaboy 31.12.2004 · Read full review
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Coffee, Tea or Me?

Advantages: Semi-funny
Disadvantages: Not funny enough

Last week I watched ‘View From The Top’ (minimally promoted film with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Myers in) and it prompted me to dig out this book for a re-read. Like the film, this book is about the life of an air hostess flying domestic American and l ...

zoe_page 23.12.2004 · Read full review
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