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Where there's a Will

Advantages: Entertaining, informative, a fun read
Disadvantages: Author sometimes appears too good to be true

Having recently returned from the idyllic Solomon Islands, Will Randall is having terrible time teaching in an inner-city comprehensive. During a class visit to an art gallery a chance encounter with an eccentric Dutchwoman presents an opportunity to esca ...

fizzytom 27.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Indian Summer - Will Randall

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Apples are from Kazakhstan

Advantages: Full of detail
Disadvantages: A bit naive in style

I've heard it said that since the release of the film Borat, tourism to Kazakhstan has rocketed. Having neither seen the film, nor being remotely inclined to, I cannot pass any comment on how likely that is. But having read Chris Robbins' book about the ...

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Review of In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared - Christopher Robbins

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Not just for Borat

Advantages: A good read about a little known subject
Disadvantages: None I can think of

My reading habits vary vastly from sci-fi, comedy and international fiction, to a wide range of non-fiction books. I spotted this one on the shelf at work a few weeks back and thought it looked quite interesting. Having grown up at the end of the Cold W ...

nicolap 17.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared - Christopher Robbins

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In Search of Kazakhstan...found it!

Advantages: Robbins is an excellent guide in this largely unknown land - it's terrifically informative.
Disadvantages: Perhaps too much emphasis on politics in the latter stages.

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nialbusby 15.02.2009 · Read full review
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Welsh Wanderings

Advantages: Amusing, poignant and enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: Bias towards South Wales

"Some are born Welsh. Some achieve Welshness. I am going to thrust myself upon Wales". Jasper Rees is a thoroughly English man; born in London, educated at Harrow, and brought up to cheer whenever he crossed the Severn Bridge in an e ...

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Review of Bred of Heaven - Jasper Rees

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