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Every cloud has a photographer's lining

Advantages: Unusual subject matter, amusing, nice arrangement of photos
Disadvantages: Some may dislike the "postcard" format

“NOT ANOTHER LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO COMPILATION?” Let’s face it, there are coffee-table books a-plenty about the Lake District. Pile them on top of each other and they would tower above Scafell Pike, right? Most contain a fair number of stunning photograph ...

2mennycds 15.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Rainy Days in the Lake District - Val Corbett

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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. It’s not a travel book, although it follows the author’s 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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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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Pretty but Pointless

Advantages: Some Interesting and amusing photos
Disadvantages: Unoriginal, poorly laid out.

Weird World is a compendium of photos and anecdotes from real travellers compiled by Bradt travel guides and Wanderlust (the travel magazine). It retails as £14.99 for just over 140 pages of an approx 23cm square softbacked book of other peoples travel st ...

Essexgirl2006 18.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Weird World - Bradt Travel Guides

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