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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930’s at a time where most people didn’t travel in a “backpacki ...

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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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A Guidebook With A Difference

Advantages: beautiful book combining facts and humour
Disadvantages: no critical reviews of any of the attractions

The Broons are Scotland’s best known family, the family feature in a comic strip every week in the Sunday Post newspaper as well as having an book published every two years detailing their exploits. Maw and Paw and their eight children Hen, Joe, Maggie, D ...

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Review of The Broon's Day Oot - Broon Family

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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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Review of The Teatime Islands - Ben Fogle

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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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Review of Around the World in a Bad Mood: Confessions of a Flight Attendant - Rene Foss

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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 ...

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Review of Around the World in a Bad Mood: Confessions of a Flight Attendant - Rene Foss

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