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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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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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Review of Better Than Fiction - Lonely Planet

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Learn a new culture

Advantages: Funny, well-written, surprisingly original
Disadvantages: The author is a bit annoying to begin with

Yes, it's another piece of Spanish literature from me! Firstly, to give you a bit of background on the author (this will become relevant!)- Derek Lambert was born in 1929 and worked as a journalist in Africa, India and Russia, for The Daily Express, dur ...

Starlight81 23.12.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Spanish Lessons - Derek Lambert

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Friends for life?

Advantages: great book
Disadvantages: none

I have been a fan of Danny Wallace for quite a while now - ever since I read his collaboration with Dave Gorman on the book 'Are You Dave Gorman?' Since then Danny has gone on to write a number of books of his own, all based on mad boyish escapades which ...

kingfisher111 20.10.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Friends Like These - Danny Wallace

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Lose yourself in the Dark Continent

Advantages: Informative and very entertaining
Disadvantages: Could have been a bit longer but that's just me

"Q: What do you do when you're dumped by the Girl Next Door? A: Throw yourself into another madcap adventure and travel from Cape Town to Cairo." After breaking up with the GND (Girl Next Door), his travelling companion on his last trip, Peter Moo ...

frankiefromings13 17.03.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Swahili for the Broken-hearted - Peter Moore

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