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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 ...

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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Great Britain - Mostly Harmless

Advantages: Actually very useful. Also very funny
Disadvantages: Not all places listed are actually do-able, eg the Eastenders 'Tour'

Searching for a little light reading for the Easter weekend spent away in Bristol, I chanced upon the cover of… "B**locks to Alton Towers - Uncommonly British days Out". It also bore the legend "The Top Ten Bestseller", so that probably explains t ...

BNibbles 21.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Bollocks to Alton Towers - Joel Morris

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Bollocks to Alton Towers - Days out with a Difference

Advantages: funny, original, informative
Disadvantages: not everyone will appreciate the humour - some will miss the point

This unusual and original book celebrates the lesser-known attractions of the British tourist industry. It reminds us that there is an alternative to showy, high-tech, in-your-face, mega-expensive theme parks. The book reveals a fascinating collection o ...

moistbabe 27.09.2010 · Read full review
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Our stunning shoreline

Advantages: Superb images with excellent accompanying text
Disadvantages: There are too many places to visit!

...Britain's coastline is around nine thousand miles long. Perhaps a lot of people who wish to spend a holiday on Britain's shores would simply be looking for a sandy beach to stretch out on, where the children can paddle safely in the water. “The Living Coa ...

denella 19.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Living Coast - Dae Sasitorn

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Plan your next day out!

Advantages: Lots of imaginative ideas for things to do and unusual places to visit
Disadvantages: Some entries can also be found in other books in the series

I have always been fascinated by books of lists. Lists of things to do, books to read, films to see, places to visit – I have lots of them on my bookshelves. So when I spotted Time Out’s guide to ‘1000 Things to do in Britain’ in my local branch of Wate ...

Clayeree 21.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of 1000 Things to Do in Britain - Time Out Guides

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