The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling

I am a huge fan of Bill Bryson (see my blogs on Bill Bryson and Going Down Under) so was delighted when his latest book…

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The Dig Tree

The Dig Tree

When I got back from Australia in mid January I hadn’t had enough of reading about the country (see my blogs on A Town Like…

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Reading Guatemala

Reading Guatemala

Back in 2005 I went to Guatemala for three weeks – my first real experience of travelling in a developing country. The trip started inauspiciously…

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Reading Cuba

Reading Cuba

This time last year I had just got back from two weeks in Cuba, my second visit to a captivating island. My first trip in…

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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

Packing some books for my evening flight to New York on Monday reminds me of some of the most enjoyable books I’ve zipped through on…

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Fancy a new life abroad?

Fancy a new life abroad?

Fancy a new life abroad? This time of year leaving the house early in the morning surrounded by a heavy frost and temperatures that have…

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Going Down Under

Going Down Under

About this time five years ago I was preparing my big trip to Australia – to spend three and a half weeks on my own…

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

If you want to know more about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, three excellent books that tell personal stories of survival of the victims…

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Reading Vietnam

Reading Vietnam

This time three years ago I was at a loose end with a lot of annual leave not taken and no plans of where to…

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