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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 ...

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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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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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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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