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Springtime For Germany: or How I Learned to Love Lederhosen
Springtime For Germany: or How I Learned to Love Lederhosen
by Ben Donald
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Echter Muell! (Rubbish), 23 Aug. 2007
I was pleased to find a travel book about Germany, but after reading about 6 pages I returned it to my local bookshop for a full refund.

How can someone write a book about a country, quoting lots of its language, and not even ask a native speaker to check the spelling and translation?! Too much trouble, Mr Donald???

Germans don't build 'Schloesser' on the beach, but 'Burgen', which means castle. The plural of 'Strandkorb' is 'Strandkoerbe' and not 'Strandkoerben'. And 'Vorsprung' does not mean 'progress', as claimed in the glossary, but 'advance', or 'being one step ahead'. I am sure these are not the only factual errors, but, as stated above, I gave up.

What a badly researched and written book!
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