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read this-it's proper old-fashioned journalism at its best!,
This review is from: Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens (Kindle Edition)
I liked this very much-the writing is unashamedly personal, passionate and opinionated, with cracking illustrations by the wonderful mollycrabapple. If you follow Laurie on twitter (and you should) you will recognise her style. If George Orwell had visited Athens in 2012 he would have written something like this. It's good to see real travel writing done well again (it reminds me a little of Dervla Murphy and Eric Newby's works). I like reading about "Driving over lemons" and so on as much as anyone else, but travel writing shouldn't just be about how lovely the world is. Sometimes you need a writer like Laurie Penny to turn over the stone.