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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 ...

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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 Waterstone’s 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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On top of the World

Advantages: Wonderful photos of exotic places.
Disadvantages: You might get more from watching the series.

Michael Palin does it again! His sixth travelogue 'Himalaya' is a fascinating day by day diary account of Micheal Palin's six month, 3,000 mile journey across central Asia and the World's greatest mountain range between 12 May 2003 - 7 April 2004. Pali ...

nickyct 07.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Himalaya - Michael Palin

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Best read at altitude...

Advantages: Gives you more than the TV show. Great Pictures
Disadvantages: Can leave you scratching your head for where he was in the show

Michael Palin has been galavanting round the world for the BBC for 10 years now having vistited the poles, the Pacific, The Sahara desert and Patagonia, but the best,m and most challenging comes with his new adventure to the Himalaya, the highest mountain ...

mr_kipling 12.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Himalaya - Michael Palin

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Travel inspiration inside its covers

Advantages: A visual feast
Disadvantages: Arm breakingly heavy

I'm not really a fan of picture books Since I learned to read many years ago I've been of the opinion that 'books are for reading stuff' rather than 'books are for pictures'. Generally I avoid what are often referred to as ‘Coffee Table Books’ – thos ...

koshkha 26.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wide Angle - Ferdinand Protzman

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