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2.0 out of 5 starsIf you are a visitor, this is not the book for you. If you are a resident, you don't need it.
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
The writing style is folksy and I guess the information is all accurate, but not useful as a tourist guide. Plus, the publication is sloppy, with one page totally blank except a header and under it "To Be Done" or some such thing, not to mention numerous editing errors, including the omission of the first letter of the first word in a new chapter, missing words, words that should have been struck, etc. The added section on Shakespeare country was no better, and the connection between the two made no sense.
4.0 out of 5 starsVisit the Cotswolds for a slice of 'old English charm'
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2014
An enjoyable book, with contact information for places to stay and eat. There are a few 'typo' errors in the book, but nothing that makes it impossible to understand what the author meant. I love the Cotswolds and this book is a good introduction to it for anybody that isn't familiar with the whole of it. The only thing missing from it as far as I was concerned was that it didn't include Hook Norton and the Hook Norton Brewery.
5.0 out of 5 starsColor pictures would be a great addition to this book
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2013
Not overly written, which makes it easier to get through the book. Author is well traveled in the Cotswolds, and I was able to get a clear vision of how I want to arrange my trip. Color pictures would be a great addition to this book.
5.0 out of 5 starsSo glad you can also download the book on your iPad ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017
So glad you can also download the book on your iPad and get the pictures in color! Also, the author provides you his email so you may contact him directly with questions! So very helpful in planning your trip :)
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great guide for the Cotswolds - lots of off the ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2014
This is a great guide for the Cotswolds - lots of off the beaten path places. We took his recommendation for the Plough Inn at Ford and had a lovely dinner. Also went to Northleach and the Wheatsheaf Inn which we would not have known about without the book. Also veered off the main highway to Staunton and discovered a fabulous garden tour that Sunday afternoon along with tea at the manor house garden. Even if you have been to the Cotswolds this would still be a great guide.
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2013
. If you like to travel to out of the way places but still want to see the Cotswolds, this is the book to read.. The author describes some of the parts of the area that may not be so busy, names his favorite places to eat, sleep and drink and almost gives you the feeling he is having a conversation with you. He grew up in this area and gives just enough detail to get you interested without overdoing it. Diana
Written in a casual, offhand, clichéd and irritating style. Some potted history but no real organisation other than a village by village table of contents and no index. Appallingly poorly produced and full of typographical errors. The table of contents lists "hipping Campden" and "irencester";did anyone proofread this to catch the numerous cases of the missing "c"? The best howler is page 112 which is devoted to Sezincote & Sezincote House but is virtually blank with the only content being " [to do]"!