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Dam Disappointing

Advantages: A few gems
Disadvantages: Uncohesive muddle of extracts about Amsterdam

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I chose this book as part of my selection as I have been to the city many times. It is not like a guide book but more a collection of writing about the city, billing distinguished authors such as Ian McEwan, Geof ...

Essexgirl2006 05.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Amsterdam - Oxygen Books

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The rough guide which helped us in Istanbul.

Advantages: good info
Disadvantages: none

...Istanbul Pocket rough guide by Terry Richardson. Recently we had a four day break in Istanbul and before we went I borrowed a couple of books about Istanbul from the library one was this pocket rough guide written by Terry Richardson. I have used rough g ...

mumsymary 06.11.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Istanbul - Terry Richardson

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Northern Spirit

Advantages: Sensible size, good coverage, respects its subject, accurate
Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated

...I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the Rough Guide range of guidebooks. Although I'm sometimes rubbed up the wrong way by publications that try a little too hard to be "with it", in general Rough Guides have shaken off the rather self-consciously co ...

davidbuttery 07.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands - Donald Reid

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The call of the sea witch

Advantages: wonderful read
Disadvantages: slightly crusty in parts

This is a wonderful book about a journey in a small boat in some of the most gorgeous scenery on Earth, coloured by a theme of loss. Like the journey described, the narrative of the book is blown off course by events beyond the author's control. Basics ...

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Review of Passage To Juneau - Jonathan Raban

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lonely planet malaysia,singapore and brunei

Advantages: accurate
Disadvantages: carrying it about everywhere!

This book was with me on my 6months travels round south east asia recently.It was extremely helpful and accurate,unlike other lonely planets I have read which has lead me to all sorts of places. The content not only covers the main sightseeing spots but g ...

melanderson80 25.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - Simon Richmond

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