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A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys

Advantages: Evocative, personal, beautifully written
Disadvantages: A few tangents a little less engaging than others - minor issue

...Some time ago I read and reviewed here a book by Robert Macfarlane (“The Wild Places”). Ever since, I’ve been intending to read another of his books. This and another of his (“Landmarks” which has been declined for review) were on offer in my local The ...

2mennycds 04.07.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

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Holy Cow! This Book Surprised Me

Advantages: Religions handled in breadth rather than depth
Disadvantages: I wanted more history and less chanting and meditating

...Never Judge a Book by Your Preconceived Snobberies (or the cover) I wasn't expecting to like Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald. She got off to a bad start for me with some glaring geographic and historical errors (claiming Rishikesh was 200 km from Dehradun ...

koshkha 04.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow! an Indian Adventure - Sara MacDonald

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A Clear and Easy Read

Advantages: Clear; Interesting; Basic Information; Great destinations.
Disadvantages: Heavy

As I love travelling so much but can never afford to go to places very often, this is the next best thing. I received this book as a gift for Christmas last year and I have become completely immersed in it and discovered beautiful destinations which I hav ...

mc_uk100 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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Are you sitting comfortably...?

Advantages: Read it and see...
Disadvantages: None

Once upon a time there was a traveller who travelled through Pakistan to visit far Afghanistan, where he would seek out the lost treasure of the Mughals. Sadly the traveller had an English passport and a Muslim name, and he was travelling from one enemy s ...

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Review of In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah

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This Guide is From The Countree

Advantages: An educational almanac - written by an enthusiast.
Disadvantages: Several personality trait flood out - old fashioned in values.

...Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985) British poet (Father of Sophie Grigson author) Grigson wasn't a quiet unassuming man, you would of thought, perhaps, wistfully, ambling along, whilst breathing in the balanced scents of decay and lush odours; may ...

1st2thebar 05.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Shell Country Alphabet - Geoffrey Grigson

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