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‘Mike Parker offers an exhilarating celebration of the humble map.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Excellent book,’ Daily Telegraph
‘This eclectic, funny and warm book should be on the shelves of everyone who has spent hours staring at a map.’ The Great Outdoors
‘a witty entreaty to leave the satnav in the car, and to head for the hills with the Ordnance Survey.’ BBC Country File magazine
‘a highly engaging and thoughtful, haphazard and personal, meander around maps and map-related arcane.’ Daily Mail
‘Parker makes his view of cartography both interesting and funny.’ Choice magazine
‘a funny, observant and genuinely interesting book.’ Adventure Travel
‘As you'd expect, given Mike's legendary wit, this is a book that's well worth a read.’ Midland Zone
‘In fact, it is a sense of mischievousness that makes this book quite charming.’ South Wales Argus
‘Nerdy it might seem, but the author's humour and historical knowledge of mad map makers, visionary breakthroughs and a deep love of exploration make this little book a treat.’ Royston Crow
‘Parker uses his own experience to add warmth and humour to a topic that may not, at first glance, appear enticing to the average reader. Accessible and entertaining.’ Country & Border Life
‘Parker proves a witty and engaging guide’ Guardian
Mike Parker has had a varied career, which at one point saw him working as a stand-up comedian. He has been widely published and also presents various travel programmes for radio and television. His books to date include the Rough Guide to Wales as well as several other guide books. He writes freelance travel pieces for most of the UK papers, including the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Mirror.