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Walking Through The Machair Flowers!

Advantages: Advantages: Brilliant book full of detail and history.
Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Some travel details are now dated.

Regular readers of some of my reviews may know that I adore the all islands of Scotland. In particular I have a special affection for those in The Outer Hebrides; I love their remote landscape and their white empty beaches, and most of all I love the peac ...

Violet1278 16.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of 25 Walks: The Western Isles - June Parker

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Wheely saying something

Advantages: Interesting account of an unconventional childhood
Disadvantages: Lacks feeling and emotion

To be honest, if you have never heard of Dervla Murphy, the chances of "Wheels within Wheels" joining your library are slim. I think it's the kind of book that would get overlooked by browsers but as well as being of interest to fans of the author, I thin ...

fizzytom 13.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Wheels Within Wheels - Dervla Murphy

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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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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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Review of Wild Coast - John Gimlette

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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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Review of Wild Coast - John Gimlette

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