Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

I’ve just booked my trip to Killarney in October, and I’ve been thinking about what books I’d recommend to anyone visiting Ireland for the first time. It’s not an easy task. Ireland’s long and sometimes troubled history, combined with a rich folklore, has provided...
Book Review: Secret Marvels of the World by Lonely Planet

Book Review: Secret Marvels of the World by Lonely Planet

What sort of traveller are you? Do you prefer to stick to well-known sights, or are you keen to discover something new? Or do you like to explore the wonders of our planet from the comfort of your own home? A new title from Lonely Planet, Secret Marvels of the World,...
Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

I enjoy street art. I like the colour, the boldness and the frequent subversiveness. And I like the way that street art is often associated with the renewal of places that have been damaged, whether through poverty, violence, or – as in the case of Christchurch,...
Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Tragic Shores is the first non-fiction title by Thomas H Cook, a prolific crime and suspense novelist. It is a travel memoir with a difference, an account of the author’s visits to “dark places”, places where sometimes unimaginable levels of human brutality and...
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