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Travelling back to the country of my childhood from my armchair

Advantages: Well researched, easy to read style of writing with some humour
Disadvantages: Of limited interest as the places visited are almost unknown

Wild Coast by John Gimlette ISBN 978-184668520 I read Fizzytom’s review on this book with great interest as British Guiana or Guyana as it is now known was my home until I was 11 years old. My family left in 1964 when I was due to start Secondary School b ...

catsholiday 13.08.2011 · Read full review
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Gimlette does the Guianas

Advantages: Simply excellent travel writing about a place I knew little about
Disadvantages: None

Having thoroughly enjoyed John Gimlette's 'At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig' I was looking forward with relish to reading 'Wild Coast', an account to his visit to the Guianas; I was not disappointed. A lawyer by profession, Gimlette is a charming and che ...

fizzytom 08.05.2011 · Read full review
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Travel inspiration inside its covers

Advantages: A visual feast
Disadvantages: Arm breakingly heavy

I'm not really a fan of picture books Since I learned to read many years ago I've been of the opinion that 'books are for reading stuff' rather than 'books are for pictures'. Generally I avoid what are often referred to as ‘Coffee Table Books’ – thos ...

koshkha 26.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wide Angle - Ferdinand Protzman

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Home Is Where The Heart(break) Is

Advantages: Exciting, intriguing and adventurous
Disadvantages: Literary quotes a little unnecessary

Egypt. Australia. Papua New Guinea. Spain. Pakistan. New Zealand. France. For some that list will be a random list of places, mixing those they know with those they've never considered. Others might tick off a few and have the remainder on a 'to do' ...

zoe_page 13.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents - Elizabeth Eaves

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Pretty but Pointless

Advantages: Some Interesting and amusing photos
Disadvantages: Unoriginal, poorly laid out.

Weird World is a compendium of photos and anecdotes from real travellers compiled by Bradt travel guides and Wanderlust (the travel magazine). It retails as £14.99 for just over 140 pages of an approx 23cm square softbacked book of other peoples travel st ...

Essexgirl2006 18.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Weird World - Bradt Travel Guides

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