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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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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 ...

Collingwood21 08.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Bred of Heaven - Jasper Rees

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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Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated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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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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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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