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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 it’s about a journey in India. Sadly, I’ve 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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Prussian Pranksters

Advantages: profound knowledge of German issues
Disadvantages: not everyone has the same kind of humour

British journalist Roger, stationed in Berlin, is tired of his job, namely writing articles on German issues, preferably Nazi related, for British newspapers. He feels he needs some time out and takes a sabbatical. His three-quarter German/one-quarter Ita ...

MALU 21.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of To Prussia With Love - Roger Boyes

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A Load of Alt-Globnitz

Advantages: I learned one interesting fact
Disadvantages: It's a sham dressed up as travel writing

...Alarm bells should have sounded when I picked up Roger Boyes’s “To Prussia with Love” in a bookstore and I thought to myself “this sounds a bit contrived”. Call me naïve but when I browse the travel writing section in Waterstones, I tend to believe that t ...

fizzytom 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of To Prussia With Love - Roger Boyes

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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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Review of Billy Connolly's Route 66 - Billy Connolly

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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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