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Re-awakening the ghosts

Advantages: an interesting read
Disadvantages: can be quite inaccessible

I thought this would be an interesting read after living in Spain for two years, and it was for the most part. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each of which deals with a different aspect of Spanish culture, at least in theory. The first fe ...

Starlight81 24.12.2011 ·
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Review of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past - Giles Tremlett

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Don't take oldies for granted - you never know what they might do

Advantages: Amusing in places
Disadvantages: Annoying in others

...Sweet old dears? Looks can be deceptive Growing Old Outrageously by Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies is a travel book that will either delight you with the scope of the protagonists' retirement adventures and their willingness to have a go at any ...

koshkha 28.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Growing Old Outrageously - Hillary Linstead

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Good Grub Guide

Advantages: Comprehensive guide to a range of restaurants, well laid out and easy to refer to
Disadvantages: It costs a lot to visit them all

...received this at the end of last year from the Amazon Vine* programme. I chose it because my boyfriend and I enjoy eating out and I thought it would be a good way to discover new restaurants. The Guide has now been going 60 years, always with the aim on ...

Essexgirl2006 14.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Good Food Guide - Which? Books

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JOLLY GOOD ADVICE.

Advantages: Factual and easy to source information.
Disadvantages: Slight changes in law but nothing to deflate the books' value.

Since living and working in France, I have read many books on the subject of people coming here to set up home, because it interests me, and because I wondered what kind of advice people are taking, since many make classic mistakes on their move here, mis ...

thingywhatsit 07.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Going to Live in France - Alan Hart

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Travellers Tales

Advantages: Interesting stuff...
Disadvantages: ... but quite annoying and not necessarily true

Some 30-odd years ago Paul Theroux, then half the age he is now, travelled overland across Europe and Asia. The result was “his best known book” (apparently) – The Great Railway Bazaar. My only previous encounter with the author was Riding the Iron ...

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Review of Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of 'The Great Railway Bazaar' - Paul Theroux

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