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A Place in the Sun: The Ultimate Escapes [Hardcover]

Fanny Blake
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5 Nov 2004 Place in the Sun
This brand new addition to the hugely successful travel and property guide series explores some of the most beautiful places in the world to live. A Place in the Sun: Ultimate Escapes is the latest tie-in book to the hugely popular TV series, this time focusing on tropical hideaways in far flung places, including sections on the USA, the Caribbean, Australia and South Africa. Covering locations with beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as areas of rolling hills and breath-taking lakes, A Place in the Sun: Ultimate Escapes always takes a close look at the irresistible houses available, and offers a practical guide to buying property in the countries featured. With indispensable advice from people, featured in the TV series, who have taken the plunge and sought out their own piece of paradise, the book offers an insider's view of househunting abroad, as well as an honest look at the expat experience. Whatever your dream location, this must-have guide will have it covered, and with the series' trademark stunning photography, A Place in the Sun: Ultimate Escapes is a truly aspirational guide that showcases places that really are paradise on earth.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Boxtree Ltd (5 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752215981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752215983
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,795,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. The Secrets Women Keep is her third novel novel.

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Fanny Blake is a freelance journalist and writer. She wrote the best selling A Place in the Sun, A Place in the Sun: Favourite Destinations, and A Place in the Sun: Dream Homes Within your Reach, published by Channel 4 Books.

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3.0 out of 5 stars a place in the sun 8 Jan 2004
By kineman
This is not a criticism of the book itself but of the synopsis supplied which mentions 20 destinations but does not specify the countries. I ordered this book because we are interested in moving to Florida which has been featured on the channel 4 series. this book does not cover that area and is, therefore, of no use to us personally. I would recommend that the synopsis identifies the countries covered so as to avoid other purchasers making this mistake
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What a fantastic book! After watching A Place in the Sun every day on tele for the past few weeks, I thought I'd buy this book so that I can refer back to featured locations if my husband and I ever decided to buy abroad. However, when I received the book I was so chuffed as it has not only the properties featured but also a write up about each location, helpful websites, a temperature guide and a basic guide on what your money would buy you. Invaluable!! I would say however that this book is NOT one to buy if you are looking to find out detailed information on the processes of buying abroad. It does have a page on each country and highlights the important parts but this is only a brief guide. I also bought the blue A place in the Sun (Favourite Destinations) book and this is much better in this respect although it's not as comprehensive with its description of the locations. I would say buy both!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't relocate without reading this .... 28 Dec 2007
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
This book is really well put together.

It is all there; descriptions of the area, highlights/major towns, climate graphs, typical property prices and buying guides.

This book only covers mainland Europe (France, Italy, Spain and Portugal) and some of the associated islands (Ibiza, Corfu, Fuerteventura).

It is sectioned into main chapters covering Beach areas, countryside, mountains and Islands.

It also includes very useful buying guides for each of the main countries featured, and useful checklists at the end of the book.

The book was first published in 2003, and this edition in 2005; hence the prices for the properties are probably all below reality now, but still a useful benchmark between the areas covered.

Interesting to note just how many of the Brits with the urge to relocate are builders! And many of the others have language skills already.

A very useful book - like I said, it is all there for anybody with the dream of buying abroad.
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