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Too much with the spooky,
This review is from: Frommer's 24 Great Walks in London (Paperback)
In general, I'm a big fan of the walks in Frommer's guidebooks. I think they're better-planned and better-described than in most other books, plus offer a nice mix of scenery, history, shopping, and eating along most walks.
Given that, I was disappointed when I browsed this book in the store. The page layout is nice, but a very high proportion of the walks seemed oriented to ghost stories, Jack the Ripper, and similar "spooky" or Gothic interests. Where are the historically-themed or literary walks? Also, while each walk seemed to have eating spots noted, I didn't see shopping mentioned. So, this book was a pass for me.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2008 8:56:17 PM PST
I know it's too late now, but it might interest you know that this book is marketed in the UK and elsewhere as "History & Mystery: London," which is more in keeping with its theme.
Posted on Nov 22, 2011 6:42:52 PM PST
Ben Koerner says:
Pity I didn't read this review before wasting my money on the book. This reviewer is correct about the book's ridiculous fixation with murders, ghosts and so on.
I note the other comment here - in this case, the U.S. publisher is guilty of misleading potential readers by changing the book's original title.
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