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  • Thubron's Travellers
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    Dead man leading To the Last City by Colin Thubron 168 pp Chat to 14.99 Unlike his coeval among travel writers, Paul Theroux, Colin Thubron has never had the acclaim for his fiction that he deserves. To point it out bluntly like this reinforces the impression of inexplicable failure, but I am constantly astonished when admirers of his melancholy, passionate travel books express surprise to learn that Thubron has written novels at all. They should check out at least, among his six previous fictio...
  • Guide Book
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    Book ends Have Toddler Will Travel This may be a natural progression from Sarah Tucker's previous book, Have Baby Will Travel, but it is at least 10 times better, probably because the author spent a year travelling round Britain interviewing families about their experiences rather than writing up her own. The result is a thoroughly researched book, bulging with information and tips, covering every section of the holiday market from camping to cruising, with chapters on popular child-friendly des...
  • Traditional Values And Spiritual Growth By Peck
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    Bad Points If one is not very religious this is not a good book to read. It has actually changed my perspective on how I view God. My belief in God has diminished from reading this book. General Comments. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled (Arrow New-age): When writing a book and referring to a religion "Catholicism", and being a Buddhist at the time, one may mix up his points on building a true faith in God. Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth ...
  • Online Travel Industry Internet Travel Bookings
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    Online Travel Industry Internet travel bookings have been very prosperous these past couple of years. During the first three months of 2005, Internet travel bookings grew about 20 percent in the United States from the year earlier. Companies like Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz are putting more emphasis on selling to corporations and expanding in foreign markets. Travel has become one of the Web's most developed categories. According to comScore, "online leisure travel bookings reached about $5...
  • Their Travel Arrangements At The Same Time
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    Brent Gresham February 4, 2005 Hosp. Mrk t. Prof. Guillory The New Way to Book Your Travels In December's e-issue of 4 Hoteliers. com, the article "Give the People what they want - Airfare and Car Rentals from your Hotels website", by Richard Getz, elaborates on the new selling techniques in which major hotel corporations are incorporating into their websites. The customer will be able to book his / her hotel room, airline ticket as well as their rental car all at the same time and on the same w...
  • Travel Writers
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    Fantastic voyages Picador Book of Journeys ed Robyn Davidson 528 pp, Picador The Madagascans have some unusual funerary practices, the like of which are rarely seen in your local cemetery. Grandfather having expired and been interred inside a wooden box shaped like a canoe with a lid on, his memory is kept alive by a simple and moving ceremony in which he is taken out, has his bandages changed and is given a glass of rum. The dead are never absolutely dead in Madagascar, and this gives great com...
  • Real Wild Snow Geese During Their Migration
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    Stairway to heaven The Snow Geese William Fiennes 256 pp, Picador At the age of 25, William Fiennes suffered severe illness in the middle of his postgraduate studies. During a long period of convalescence, he had time to reflect on this trauma, and why it had triggered in him such a deep yearning for the soothing familiarity and reassurance of his parents' family home in the English Midlands. Fiennes also sought to fill the vacuum created by his enforced leisure with an old neglected interest in...
  • Francesca And Paolo
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    A Daughter of Eve As Eve was to Adam, Delilah to Samson and Cleopatra to Anthony, so was Francesca da Rimini to Paolo Malate sta. When Dante encounters Francesca among the lustful in the Second Circle, she is the picture of genteel grace and femininity. He is enchanted by her, and is so moved by her story that he faints in pity. "Alas, how many gentle thoughts, how deep a longing, had led them to the agonizing pass!" (Inferno, Canto V, 112-114). Apparently Dante is convinced that Francesca and P...
  • Marshall's Book
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    When the Empire was caught with its trousers down The Trouser People: The quest for the Victorian footballer who made Burma play the Empire's game Andrew Marshall Viking 14.99, pp 320 The English and their sport. In the nineteenth century, things were relatively simple. The English would invent a game and a second son as intrepid as he was unemployable would be dispatched to a distant place to teach the locals the basic rules. Within months, the novices would be comfortably defeating the colonia...

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