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Prussian Pranksters

Advantages: profound knowledge of German issues
Disadvantages: not everyone has the same kind of humour

British journalist Roger, stationed in Berlin, is tired of his job, namely writing articles on German issues, preferably Nazi related, for British newspapers. He feels he needs some time out and takes a sabbatical. His three-quarter German/one-quarter Ita ...

MALU 21.10.2011 · Read full review
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A Load of Alt-Globnitz

Advantages: I learned one interesting fact
Disadvantages: It's a sham dressed up as travel writing

...Alarm bells should have sounded when I picked up Roger Boyes’s “To Prussia with Love” in a bookstore and I thought to myself “this sounds a bit contrived”. Call me naïve but when I browse the travel writing section in Waterstones, I tend to believe that t ...

fizzytom 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I amseldom left unmoved - whether posit ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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An Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington's Witty Travel Diary

Advantages: A funny read, High quality images, Uncensored Pilkington at his best
Disadvantages: Repeated material, Transcripted conversations seen on the show

As a great fan of the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, I was looking forward to reading the book. It didn't disappoint, far from it, but left a little something to be desired. The book is comprised of the various musings of everyone's favourite moron Karl Pilki ...

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