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One Man's Mountains (Canongate Mountaineering Lite&hellip by Tom Patey
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Although I knew of Tom Patey's mountaineering reputation, I wasn't expecting to find that he was equally talented as a writer. It was the perfect book to take on a week's camping to the Highlands - a fabulous selection of climbing vignettes, with fondly painted portraits of many well-known names from the climbing scene. The characters are more than 3-dimensional - I've learnt more about people like Don Whillans and Chris Bonington than I would have from their own publications, I think.

The climbing accounts are honest and well-observed, but tales of this ilk can start to merge into one after a while. Not so here - the latter part of the book shines with Patey's satirical writing… Read more
The London Game by Toy Brokers
The London Game by Toy Brokers
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I'm so pleased to see that this game is still available. I spent many a happy hour playing this with my brothers when we were kids - you have 6 popular tourist destinations to visit and have to get to all of them as quickly as possible.

The best bit about playing it was that when I came to visit London with friends aged 16, I was the only one out of a group of 9 who could navigate around the underground confidently. Saved us all sorts of bother!


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