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The Cranky Old Chef by Forrester Mitchell
The Cranky Old Chef by Forrester Mitchell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!, 24 Jun 2014
Loved this book, great characters, shrewd observations and wonderful sense of humour, unless you're the easily offended type of course. I love a book where you feel you're the fly on the wall and are left wanting more and this book certainly delivers on both counts. More power to Mr Mitchell's pen!!
The Politics of Washing: Real Life in Venice by Polly Coles
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 26 Oct 2013
*If you've ever visited Venice read this and I'll guarantee you'll have a very different outlook by the time you finish it.

For example,cruise ships - my first and so far only visit to Venice was to join a cruise ship. Spent a few days in Venice at beginning and end of holiday before sailing in and out of this magical city on one of the huge floating cities mentioned by Polly Coles. Without spoiling the book for you all I can say is that the author has certainly succeeded in making me think about the effect such huge ships have on this ethereal place.

For anyone who knows Venice or is yet to visit please read this book as it gets under your skin and more than any book… Read more
Lonely Planet Czech & Slovak Republics (Travel Gui&hellip by Brett Atkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars September in Slovakia, 26 Oct 2013
Visited Slovakia for first time this September (2013) and found this a very useful book to give basic info about country. Although we were visiting friends there this book was a good read before travelling. However it didn't follow what I would have thought was a logical geographic journey and I found myself switching backwards and forwards from one area to another - once I'd found the information though it was very accurate and I particularly like the fact these books are written by people who know the country intimately. I had both the hard copy and the Kindle copy and the fact I can't wait to go back to Slovakia, in great part fuelled by what I read in this book, speaks for itself… Read more