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Tichowana - A Tale of Two Bush Babies — by Roddy Martine BOOKS REVIEWED

Tichowana - A Tale of Two Bush Babies — by Roddy Martine

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Roddy Martine, our coauthor on the story about the fabled icon of Scottish hospitality, the Caledonian, appears again in the limelight with a wonderful tale of two bush babies.

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REVIEW: Worth the Detour, A History of the Guidebook BOOKS REVIEWED

REVIEW: Worth the Detour, A History of the Guidebook

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‘But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?’ asked Noël Coward, and Nicholas Parsons seems to have the answer: 'Because they have guide books!’

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Sorry Dear Wes Anderson BOOKS REVIEWED

Sorry Dear Wes Anderson

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Some books come out too late. So I have to say: 'Sorry my dear Wes Anderson! After you had contacted famoushotels in search for a suitable location for your movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, I should have recommended that one.

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Tracks - Arlberg/Culture of Skiing BOOKS REVIEWED

Tracks - Arlberg/Culture of Skiing

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The Austrian mountain resort Lech in the western alpine region of the Arlberg mountains can certainly claim that it can hold book presentations at an outstanding level. This time at 2333m on the summit of the Rüfikopf.

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