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Greatly interesting and informative,
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This review is from: Around the World in Eighty Treasures (Hardcover)
Written at the same time as the BBC documentary of the same name this book doesn't only deal with the treasures detailed in the TV show but also sheds some light on some of the troubles and events behind the scenes. As I missed most of the programs when they were originally on the television, this book was a good stand in for those episodes that I missed as the BBC has yet to release the series on DVD. The treasures detailed cover all the worlds' major continents and everything from jewellery, buildings and paintings. Although some of the treasures detailed are not ones I would have chosen but Dan Cruickshank makes them all interesting with his relaxed style of writing. The book does seem to trail off slightly towards the end but this is understandable due to the schedule that the team were on and the fact that they had been travelling the world for five or six months. The book is a must read for anyone who liked the series and even those who missed it should find the book interesting.