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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 ...

Saturn 17.11.2001 ∑ Read full review
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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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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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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Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated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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Lost in Translation - a very grown up 'gap' year

Advantages: If you love India or love language this is the book for you
Disadvantages: If you're not interested, it won't be interesting

Running Away When American writer and journalist Katherine Russell Rich found herself at a turning point in her life she didnít go down the route recommended by many womenís magazines by getting a hair-cut, going on a diet or finding a pretty young b ...

koshkha 14.08.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Dreaming in Hindi: Life in Translation - Katherine Russell Rich

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