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The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)
The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)
by Wilfred Thesiger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

4.0 out of 5 stars as a writer he is good, as an adventurer he was outstanding, 26 Mar. 2015
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Thesiger is a "classic". And his kind observations of a People now forgotten is absolutely Worth Reading. A help to understand his wiews is to know a little of his background. As a person he was rather special, as a writer he is good, as an adventurer he was outstanding !!


A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
by Eric Newby
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 26 Mar. 2015
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Just pleasant talk talk and more talk, uninteresting talk from an amateur !


An Iron Rose
An Iron Rose
by Peter Temple
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars tempted to read more ..., 1 May 2013
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Much acclaimed author Peter Temple was a little difficult to read at the beginning. The slang and the "unsaid meaning" made the reading slow, but only at the beginning. As soon as I grasped his style I started at first to find it colourful and then quite engaging.
Peter Temple has his own way of writing and I really liked his straight talk with the underlying colourful and sympathetic meaning.
A good book that made me buy a Jack Irish Thriller ("Bad Debts") - so far a disapointment - too predictable in plot and caracters.
But I will keep trying Peter Temple, An Iron Rose was so good that there must be other good books from this author.


Outward Leg
Outward Leg
by Tristan Jones
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars A must for those who like Tristan Jones, 11 July 2006
This review is from: Outward Leg (Paperback)
Having read all his earlier books, I most thorougly enjoyed this typical TristanJones-book. He is getting more and more "grumpy" and "self-centered", allways right, allways know the best. Understandably - as he struggles with his lack of feet and knowledge that his life is going downhill. But with irony, wit and his usual simple sailormans approach to the universal "unsolvable" questions. The books is highly recommended, - but do not start with this one as it is the "swan-song" of a great adventurer. Begin with the classics, - his first books will live forever even if the author has left us.


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