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Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman

Author
Polly Evans
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Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman is the fifth book that I've read of Polly Evans and every time she has me riveted to the pages with her journey through what ever country she is in. This time it is in the Yukon Territory of the far north west of Canada - the people she meets and places she goes to, but also the history that goes with the places.

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Lois on the Loose

Author
Lois Pryce
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Review

Forget the boys - Lois Pryce has made her mark with 'Lois on the Loose' about her motorbike travels in the Americas. Going from Alaska through Central America and down to the southern most tip in South America.

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Don't Go There

Author
Colin Plinth
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This book had me laughing about some of the comments about some of the places. But one thing I disagree with, is that people from Aberdeen are tight fisted; because all the Scottish people I have met have always been most generous.

The author has certainly tried to run some places down, but on the other hand, there are some statements that do open your eyes as to how others may see you. I suppose we must expect to have someone take the micky out of all parts of the country, because we really don't seem to care about how we look after our country and our towns and villages.

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Long Way Round

Author
Charley Boorman
Ewan McGregor
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Review

I have become a great fan of Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor after meeting Charley at their headquarters recently in London, when Vicky and I met Charley to interview him on their latest trip 'The Long Way Down'.

But I'm going to talk about their book 'The Long Way Round' which is the trip that they did in 2004.  They started off from London and went through France, Belguim, Germany across the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia then flying across to Alaska down through Canada and North America arriving at their finish destination New York.

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Long Way Down

Author
Charley Boorman
Ewan McGregor
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Review

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Long Way Down adventures, but I have to say, it is an emotional roller coaster from tears to laughter and all inbetween. The visits they made to the UNICEF places and Riders For Health make for both happy and sad reading because of the desperate situation alot of the people are in. But the incredible generosity of the people everywhere they went both in Europe and Africa make up for all the anxsty bits.

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Race to Dakar

Author
Charley Boorman
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As a fan of some 10 years of the Paris to Dakar race, I very much enjoyed reading Charley Boorman's book Race to Dakar, about his behind the scenes experiences as a result of his hand injuries. The Book very definitely filled in the missing bits of the excellent DVD series of the same name.

There are plenty of thrills and spills and adventures along the way including those of the backup team, who certainly had their own adventures with the car!

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It’s Not about the Tapas

Author
Polly Evans
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Review

Wow yet another fab read!

It's Not about the Tapas is her first book which is sub titled Around Spain on Two Wheels, but not on a motor bike but a bicycle - she certainly know how to look at countries in different ways!

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Kiwi’s Might Fly

Author
Polly Evans
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Review

Polly Evans certainly knows how to research her books and in Kiwi's Might Fly not only does she go out to New Zealand to see the how the real Kiwi man lives - but she learns to ride a motor bike and passes her test before she goes to visit New Zealand!

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Fried Eggs With Chop Sticks

Author
Polly Evans
Genre
Review

This is the third book of Polly Evan's that I have read and in this one she definitely does the journey by conventional transport. All four of her books are amazing, she knows so much about the history of the places that she visits and helps to explain where and what she sees in words as there are no picutes in her books. This seems a shame because some of the places that she visits would benefit from pictures to show why she found them so powerul and beautiful.

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On a Hoof and a Prayer

Author
Polly Evans
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Review

A well written travel book I think is the very best way to learn history and geography of another country.

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