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Patrick Leigh Fermor - backpacking in 1930's Eastern Europe

Advantages: Just beautiful travel writing
Disadvantages: A little dense in places for my tiny brain

...Patrick Leigh Fermor Author Patrick Leigh Fermor is without doubt one of the more interesting travel writers around. First, Leigh Fermor travelled around Europe as a teen in the mid 1930ís at a time where most people didnít travel in a ďbackpacki ...

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Review of The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor

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It felt like Kevin and ME in India

Advantages: Dripping with authenticity and honesty
Disadvantages: I have to give it back as it was only a loaner

Give me a good travel book and you can shut me up for days I am susceptible to the temptations of good travel writing especially if itís about a journey in India. Sadly, Iíve read a lot of bad travel writing too but my June freebie from the Kindle Own ...

koshkha 29.06.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Kevin and I in India - Frank Kusy

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Fact Vs. Fiction

Advantages: Many well written contributions
Disadvantages: The odd self-indulgent piece

Better Than Fiction is a compendium of true travel stories written by famous fiction writers and published by Lonely Planet, the guide book company. In this book of 320 pages there are 32 tales, mostly brief, but extremely varied in location and type. It ...

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Review of Better Than Fiction - Lonely Planet

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Lost and found

Advantages: A great combination of humour, sightseeing, social commentary and invective
Disadvantages: Not enough on the western states

...Probably most British readers will first have come across his work through his book about the UK itself, "Notes from a Small Island". That is certainly a fine book, and well worth a read. But I do wonder whether his earlier work "The Lost Continent" (now ...

davidbuttery 09.11.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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Travel writer seeks Midwest of America

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable, I feel as though I learnt something
Disadvantages: none for me

...Scarily, it is about ten years since I first got a glimpse of this book because, way back when I was doing GCSE coursework, we were given an extract from The Lost Continent to model our own work on. Tasked with starting my original writing in the same sty ...

KateHurst 21.01.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

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