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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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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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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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