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Fact Vs. Fiction

Advantages: Many well written contributions
Disadvantages: The odd self-indulgent piece

Better Than Fiction is a compendium of true travel stories written by famous fiction writers and published by Lonely Planet, the guide book company. In this book of 320 pages there are 32 tales, mostly brief, but extremely varied in location and type. It ...

Essexgirl2006 27.11.2013 ∑ Read full review
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It felt like Kevin and ME in India

Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty
Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner

Give me a good travel book and you can shut me up for days I am susceptible to the temptations of good travel writing especially if itís about a journey in India. Sadly, Iíve read a lot of bad travel writing too but my June freebie from the Kindle Own ...

koshkha 29.06.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Kevin and I in India - Frank Kusy

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Bad Boys

Advantages: Well written, engaging read of parts less travelled
Disadvantages: May think other countries more worthy of inclusion.

I was delighted when, as a member of the Amazon Vine programme*, this book popped up on my list to order. I am a big fan on the Lonely Planet Guide Books and this seemed a bit different from the norm. The book is entitled Badlands: 'A Tourist on the axis ...

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Facing the extreme

Advantages: Interesting journey, enjoyable style, adds more to what was seen on the TV show
Disadvantages: Only one country covers

Back in 2004, I saw some adverts on TV for a new show called Long Way Round, featuring Ewan McGregor and his best friend Charley Boorman travelling around the world on motorcycles. I decided to give it a go - after all, I've been a fan of Ewan's for year. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.11.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Extreme Frontiers: Racing Across Canada From Newfoundland to the Rockies - Charley Boorman

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Get Your Kicks With Billy

Advantages: A really interesting journey, Billy's engaging writing style
Disadvantages: Not as in depth as some travel books

..."Get your kicks on Route 66" goes the song. As someone who grew up on rock and roll and dreamt of the wide spaces of America from Glasgow, Billy Connolly has always had a fascination with the iconic Route 66. In Billy Connolly's Route 66, he travels the f ...

eilidhcatriona 06.11.2012 ∑ Read full review
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