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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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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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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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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Disadvantages: Occasionally slightly outdated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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