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The Wild Rover

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...I picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ...

ryeb 16.03.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Top sights and local life made easy...

Advantages: Easy to locate information, doesn't take up a lot of room, map included
Disadvantages: You may want a book with a bit more detail and places

I have recently returned from a trip to Sydney which was made a lot easier thanks to this guide. Just before I left I received a Waterstoneís gift certificate which I used to purchase the book. I wanted to find something that was easy to read and nice a ...

Jo586 30.01.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Pocket Sydney - Peter Dragicevich

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One Veurnse Slaper, please...

Advantages: Well-written, affectionately funny look at a strange country
Disadvantages: None that I can think of...

So, a book about Belgium – not the most interesting or vibrant of subjects, you might think. Well, that’s where you’re wrong, and I’m glad to say that Harry Pearson agrees with me. I’m not just saying that because of my famil ...

JVL 19.02.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Tall Man in a Low Land - Harry Pearson

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Enlightening and refreshing

Advantages: Very funny, but covers serious issues along the way.
Disadvantages: May put you off Belgium a bit

...I was given this book for Christmas by my Aunt, who had seen it in a local book shop when looking around, and had noticed it from the subtitle "Some Time Among The Belgians" and thought it would appeal to me. Harry Pearson was hitherto known to me for his ...

Morgenhund 08.01.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Palin Revisited

Advantages: Easy, enjoyable read, nostalgic pictures if you are a Palin fan
Disadvantages: A bit tame as travel diaries go

Although itís unfashionable to say so, I was never a Monty Python fan; I didnít even find John Cleese ranting and raving in Fawlty Towers particularly amusing but for some reason, I always had a soft spot for Michael Palin. There is something about the ch ...

Praski 02.12.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Around the World in Eighty Days - Michael Palin

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