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A tasty quest

Advantages: An irresistible confection of gastronomy, travel and history
Disadvantages: Leaves one hungry for more

...What a delicious book this is, if an impossible one to categorise. Al Dente is not a cookery book, although it contains over thirty recipes. Itís not a travel book, although it follows the authorís trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Al Dente - William Black

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More than just another travel book

Advantages: Well written, accessible, history and politics as well as travel, a different perspective
Disadvantages: Endnotes not indicated in the text

The title of this book suggests another travel book about adventure in the frozen north, but Sara Wheeler mixes her tales of her own travels with some history of polar exploration and a serious examination of the impact of visitors and of those who wish t ...

elkiedee 31.07.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Magnetic North - Sara Wheeler

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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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