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Great Britain & Ireland 2015 - A4 spiral (Michelin Tourist and Motorist Atlas)
Great Britain & Ireland 2015 - A4 spiral (Michelin Tourist and Motorist Atlas)
by Michelin
Edition: Spiral-bound

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devil's in the Detail !, 11 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I'd actually give Michelin's Britain & Ireland's Atlas 4.5 stars as it has a couple of small shortcomings mentioned below but i believe it is the best available. Working as a Tour Guide this Atlas has helped me navigate for over 20 years.
I also have their France Atlas which seems more comprehensive as it covers a bigger territory and being on a more detailed scale of 1:200,000 has more map pages.
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One reason the Michelin B & I works well for me is it is the only one which properly covers Britain and ALL of Ireland at the same reasonable scale (1:300,000). This saves the cost of buying a separate Road Atlas for Ireland.
Others don't really cover Ireland as they only have it on as an add-on at a small scale with little detail.
It also scores by having the Scottish Highlands & Islands on the same detailed scale as the rest of UK while most of its competitors reduce their scale, so the Michelin makes it easier to identify the mountains, glens & lochs.
Another advantage they have is the green line depiction of scenic routes. Surprising how few other map companies have cottoned on to this.

The feature i find MOST USEFUL is the comprehensive Intermediate & Total Mileages (also Kms on Trunk roads) given even for 'B' & some minor roads. This helps greatly in calculating driving times when comparing alternative routes. Quicker to use than a Satnav in some cases. Other companies' maps & atlases, even larger scale ones don't have this level of detail.
Make sure you get the spiral version as it is the most practical for travelling & lasts longer.

Only small gripes are that the paper the Michelin atlas has used in recent years is too thin and can tear easily and don't expect to use this atlas for the Orkney & Shetland isles as they are reduced to a useless size & squeezed into a wee box (although the Hebridean isles are on the full scale)!


Great Britain and Ireland 2014 Main Roads Atlas - spiral (Michelin Tourist and Road Atlases)
Great Britain and Ireland 2014 Main Roads Atlas - spiral (Michelin Tourist and Road Atlases)
by Michelin Maps & Guides
Edition: Spiral-bound

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still best for planning timings & routes, 26 Mar. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I'd actually give Michelin's Britain & Ireland's Atlas 4.5 stars as it has a couple of small shortcomings mentioned below.
The French version seems more comprehensive as it covers a bigger territory and the version i have has a more detailed scale of (1:200,000) and thus has more map pages.
Being a Tour Guide i've used this Atlas for about 20years as it is the best available.
The reasons are it seems to be the only one which properly covers Britain and ALL of Ireland at the same scale (1:300,000).
Others don't really cover Ireland as they only have it on as an add-on at a small scale with little detail.
The Michelin B & I also scores by having the Scottish Highlands & Islands on the same detailed scale as the rest of UK while most of its competitors reduce their scale so it is of limited use.
Another advantage Michelin maps have is the depiction of scenic routes. Surprising how few other map companies have cottoned on to this.

The feature i find MOST USEFUL is the comprehensive Intermediate & Total Mileages (also KMs on Trunk roads) given even for 'B' & some minor roads. This helps greatly in calculating timings when comparing alternative routes. Quicker to use than a Satnav in some cases. Other companies' maps & atlases, even larger scale ones don't have this level of detail.
Make sure you get the spiral version as this is the most practical for travelling & lasts longer.

Only small gripes are that the paper the Michelin atlas has used in recent years is too thin and can tear easily and don't expect to use this atlas for the Orkney & Shetland isles as they are reduced to a useless size & squeezed into a wee box (although the Hebridean isles are on the full scale)!


Main Roads Atlas Great Britain & Ireland 2013 -(A4 spiral) (Michelin Tourist & Motoring Atlases)
Main Roads Atlas Great Britain & Ireland 2013 -(A4 spiral) (Michelin Tourist & Motoring Atlases)
by Michelin
Edition: Spiral-bound

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best for Britain AND Ireland, 26 April 2013
I'd actually give Michelin's Britain & Ireland's Atlas 4.5 stars as it has a couple of small shortcomings mentioned below.
The French version seems more comprehensive as it covers a bigger territory and the version i have has a more detailed scale of (1:200,000) and thus has more map pages.
Being a Tour Guide i've used this Atlas for about 20years as it is the best available.
The reasons are it seems to be the only one which properly covers Britain and ALL of Ireland at the same scale (1:300,000).
Others don't really cover Ireland as they only have it on as an add-on at a small scale with little detail.
The Michelin B & I also scores by having the Scottish Highlands & Islands on the same detailed scale as the rest of UK while most of its competitors reduce their scale so it is of limited use.
Another advantage Michelin maps have is the depiction of scenic routes. Surprising how few other map companies have cottoned on to this.

The feature i find MOST USEFUL is the comprehensive Intermediate & Total Mileages (also KMs on Trunk roads) given even for 'B' & some minor roads. This helps greatly in calculating timings when comparing alternative routes. Quicker to use than a Satnav in some cases. I wish other companies' maps & atlases had this level of detail.
Make sure you get the spiral version as this is the most practical for travelling & lasts longer.

Only small gripes are that the paper the Michelin atlas has used in recent years is too thin and can tear easily and don't expect to use this atlas for the Orkney & Shetland isles as they are reduced to a useless size & squeezed into a wee box (although the Hebridean isles are on the full scale)!


Young Adam [DVD] [2003]
Young Adam [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £4.98

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Young Adam -not so dark!, 2 Nov. 2005
This review is from: Young Adam [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
A real quality film that works on several levels.
Other reviews led me to believe that this would be dark & depressing.
For me it was neither.
Certainly the gritty realism is there & it accurately reflects life for many in the West Central Scotland of the 1950's.
I see the main theme of the story being the struggles & loneliness of the 'bohemian' writer surviving & making the most of life & sex in the tough working class environment of life on a canal cargo barge.

The 3 main actors Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton & Peter Mullan all give strong performances but are ably supported by the 'lesser' lights.
The extra feature commentary is very useful for filling in the gaps in the plot that you may have missed on 1st viewing.
This confirms that Ewan's 'Joe' character does have a heart & conscience & is not totally dark & selfish.


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