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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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"This gentle place had allowed me to use it as its home.."

Advantages: Life affirming, evocative, lovely, fascinating
Disadvantages: Evocation approach may not be to all tastes

...I spotted this book in my local Ottakarís/Waterstones. It was part of a table display of similar titles, and I was drawn by the front cover. I was intrigued by the commendation by The Times on it: ďA wonderful evocation of Britainís natural beauty and a r ...

2mennycds 01.02.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Wild Places - Robert Macfarlane

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A wild call and a clear call that may not be denied

Advantages: Often beautifully written, some fascinating places visited
Disadvantages: Gets a little repetitive after a while, slightly obvious conclusion

... You make my heart sing I'm a great fan of the British countryside, of which there remains far more than those hemmed in by the handiwork of humanity tend to imagine, and I love especially those parts of it which are generally ignored by tourists. Q ...

davidbuttery 26.09.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Wild Places - Robert Macfarlane

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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 ...

Essexgirl2006 27.11.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Better Than Fiction - Lonely Planet

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In The Big Wide World

Advantages: Lots of picture, interesting, inspiring, easy to dip into
Disadvantages: Sometimes implies Russ has done something he hasn't, some photos in the wrong sections

I am what you might call a vicarious traveller. I would love to travel the world but am not able to at this point in my life, so I travel from my living room, watching TV and reading books. Among my favourites are the Long Way Round and Long Way Down show ...

eilidhcatriona 31.10.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Big Earth - Russ Malkin

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