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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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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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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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A good guide to India (Rough Guide India)

Advantages: good information, helpful
Disadvantages: expensive

------------------------ I used the fifth edition! ------------------------ I almost know this book by memory know and it was my loyal travel buddy on my previous trip to India. I prefer the Rough Guide to the Lonely planet - it's nothing I could point th ...

sun-is-shining 01.06.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to India - Nick Edwards

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