Having used the French Bed & Breakfast book last summer and being enthralled by the place we chose in the Loire Valley, our initial decision this Christmas to go to the Cyclades islands of Greece for a fortnight this summer has been confirmed by the publication of this excellent guide. Now you you can island-hop in style - no need to rough it as I did when a student many years ago, a form of Hellenic hell as I lumbered from campsite to doss-house. The format is standard Sawday, with a stunning photo followed by a comprehensive outline description (which also points out elements that may not appeal to everyone, such as whether young children are welcome, or how far it is to the local shops and other amenities). It is finished off with the essential information regarding location, price, contact details etc. Almost all of the 200+ accommodations have a website, so more details can be acquired if necessary, and the maps in the book are concise and clear. I think we are likely to use around 5 of these places on our trip, so for a couple of quid per stay, the book is also a bargain - then again it would be even if you used it just the once.