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Fact Vs. Fiction

Advantages: Many well written contributions
Disadvantages: The odd self-indulgent piece

Better Than Fiction is a compendium of true travel stories written by famous fiction writers and published by Lonely Planet, the guide book company. In this book of 320 pages there are 32 tales, mostly brief, but extremely varied in location and type. It ...

Essexgirl2006 27.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Better Than Fiction - Lonely Planet

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Two countries for the price of one

Advantages: Full of useful info, photos and maps
Disadvantages: Not cheap but worth it

DK Eye Witness Guide to Cambodia and Laos ISBN: 9781405349857 WHAT DO YOU GET? They are usually in a heavy paperback form with a good solid cover which has flaps like a hardback book might have. They are all in the same format with DY Eyewitness Travel ...

catsholiday 01.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia & Laos - Aruna Ghose

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Travelling back to the country of my childhood from my armchair

Advantages: Well researched, easy to read style of writing with some humour
Disadvantages: Of limited interest as the places visited are almost unknown

Wild Coast by John Gimlette ISBN 978-184668520 I read Fizzytom’s review on this book with great interest as British Guiana or Guyana as it is now known was my home until I was 11 years old. My family left in 1964 when I was due to start Secondary School b ...

catsholiday 13.08.2011 · Read full review
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Gimlette does the Guianas

Advantages: Simply excellent travel writing about a place I knew little about
Disadvantages: None

Having thoroughly enjoyed John Gimlette's 'At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig' I was looking forward with relish to reading 'Wild Coast', an account to his visit to the Guianas; I was not disappointed. A lawyer by profession, Gimlette is a charming and che ...

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