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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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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 ...

wigglylittleworm 30.01.2010 · Read full review
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