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Glen Haven
Glen Haven
by Margaret L. Lauder
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.67

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 Nov 2013
This review is from: Glen Haven (Hardcover)
I loved this book, with it's marvellous eye for detail and well researched attention.
The story was engaging, a real page turner and a wonderful piece of escapism.


Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder
Price: £1.53

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and inspiring collection, 19 April 2012
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Dave gives us a wonderful collection of cycling articles he has written over the years. There is a good mix of informative, philosophical and funny. They represent the joy and frustration that cycling gives him. I particularly enjoyed the variety between mountain biking and road biking; and personally has given me a desire to try my hand at trains rather than just tarmac. My favourite article is one where he decribes the elation at riding the route of the Tour de France when it left from London and finding that when roads are not closed and traffic lights are not switched off the experience if very different.

Why only 4 stars? Because you can tell the articles that are authored later as the quality of the writing improves. Really though at less than a pound it is immense value. At the risk of disagreeing with Dave's Mum, I think this will really appeal to cyclists more than to non-cylists.

He mentions another book he is writing this year - I look forward to this.


Cool Camping: Kids
Cool Camping: Kids
by Clover Stroud
Edition: Paperback

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware of Geography, 7 Oct 2009
This review is from: Cool Camping: Kids (Paperback)
Good Points
This book is thorough and well researched. It does give a good variety of campsites in all corners of the country. Some of the campsites are so far off the beaten track they would be very difficult to find so the guides are really helpful to highlight these places. It covers what you can do if the weather isn't ideal in each location.

Bad Points
My main gripe about the book is the spread across the country. There are 60 campsites recommended. Ten are north of Manchester. If you are from Scotland (like me) the choice is very poor. A few of the campsites are attractive to kids in that they have wide open safe spaces but not much else to do. The camping games guidance is useless unless you have a very large group and the campsite food is not great.


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