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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (51 of 62)
Location: Surrey, England


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Shetland Island Guide (Colin Baxter Island Guides) by Jill Slee Blackadder
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Colin Baxter's photos are superb. The maps are well constructed. But the text is painful! This is one of those rambling, discoursive guides that is organised around doing journeys along particular roads. But the chapters have no sub-headings so if you are looking for particular places they are difficult to find. And for my taste, the text is very waffly. This is also guite a heavy book, another reason why you might not want to take this book with you on a journey to Shetland. It may provide some background reading but I will be looking for a handier guide to take with me to Shetland.
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Bright, 12-year-old Kiran, only child of Indian immigrant parents, is the only Indian child in his Cincinatti suburb school. Kiran's difference is compounded by his love of dolls, ballet and dressing up. The novel takes us on the journey of Kiran's fight for identity. The assault he has to come to terms with from his peers (both at school and in the Indian community) and from adults (his teachers and the in the Indian community) is assuaged by the understanding found in one teacher who supports him as a gifted pupil, and more ambivalently by his mother, at times strict and at times collusive. As Kiran finds himself more and more isolated, he uses the school talent competition to create… Read more
Scotland Highlands & Islands Handbook Footprint Tr&hellip by Colin Hutchison
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If you like guidebooks with lots of colour photos, this may not be the one for you. But if you like well-organised, accessible, easy to read, detailed commentary that is of direct practical use for your trip, then buy this. The descriptions are clear, succinct and to the point, with lots of useful additions covering related web-sites and all you would expect to find in relation to accommodation, eating, shopping, activities etc. etc. If you like lots of photos to get a feel of the place, you might want to supplement this with other books, but this is the one to take with you.