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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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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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Review of Bollocks to Alton Towers - Joel Morris

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This Guide is From The Countree

Advantages: An educational almanac - written by an enthusiast.
Disadvantages: Several personality trait flood out - old fashioned in values.

...Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985) British poet (Father of Sophie Grigson author) Grigson wasn't a quiet unassuming man, you would of thought, perhaps, wistfully, ambling along, whilst breathing in the balanced scents of decay and lush odours; may ...

1st2thebar 05.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Shell Country Alphabet - Geoffrey Grigson

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A country alphabet..

Advantages: Full of fascinating facts, easy to dip in and out of.
Disadvantages: Sparse illustrations will put off some.

The Shell Country Alphabet is not the sort of book that would have leapt of the shelf at me. I enjoy country walks and I am interested in wildlife but something about the title made me think this book would be dull and dry. Luckily for me, a neighbour who ...

ryeb 04.12.2011 · Read full review
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With half term coming up you may want to read this...

Advantages: Lots of interesting and unusual ideas
Disadvantages: Contains distracting advertising; no age recommendations

Back in June with the summer holidays coming up I thought I would invest in ‘1000 Things for Kids to Do in the Holidays’ in an attempt to fill a few days over the summer. I had previously bought '1000 Things to do in Britain' and found this very useful ...

Clayeree 16.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of 1000 Things for Kids to Do in the Holidays - Time Out Guides

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