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Caustic in places....,
This review is from: You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Possibly, just possibly, if you are from the areas that Tim visits then you may be stung by his criticisms. Or you may smile wryly to yourself and nod in agreement. I know I would. The premise to visit all that is awful about the UK (towns, accommodation, food) can't have been particularly palatable for Tim (I wouldn't have sampled half the things he consumes), but it does present an interesting read. Mainly concentrating on the North, I feel quite disappoined that Tim doesn't give his thoughts on a few more southern hovels. But this book isn't just about the places Tim things are hideous - he's researched surveys (notably Location, Location, Location's best/worst place to live survey) and come up with a proper itineray. I've read a number of Tim's books, he's no Bill Bryson, but I have found his writing both engaging and amusing - and this book is the same. Highly recommended.