06 Mar 2008 – Bookends

Subtitled “Travels Through Unfamous Places”, this could have been a book full of sparkling gems of description and experience, amusing anecdotes etc etc. Unfortunately, it was rather leaden, the author a little reactionary, and too inclined to lean on a conceit (eg where the Queen might like to live) through a chapter that could have stood more on its own. There was a lot of information, and I will keep the book in case I am near any of these places but the book, while more promising to me than maybe to most, was a little underwhelming.