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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 26.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - Simon Richmond

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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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A must read - it is too easy to drive past excellent features of the park

Advantages: Well written, use to plan the trip
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...This book contains everything you want to know about one of Canada's most famous parks. The book covers how to get to the park and the interior (not accessible by road), seasonal highlights,tips, the main road through the park, walks within the park an ...

tomrhodes 28.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The explorer's guide to Algonquin Park - Michael Runtz

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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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