The Rough Guide to Britain

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Rough Guides Limited, Jun 2, 2008 - Travel - 1111 pages
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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Britain, the definitive

companion to every corner of England, Scotland, and Wales. The full-colour section introduces Britain s highlights, from magnificent castles and stately homes to the most elegant Georgian terraces and myriad Lochs. Using informed accounts, clue-up on all the top sights from the spectacular British Museum to the West Highland railway and the dreaming spires and honey-coloured stone of Oxford. The guide takes a detailed look at Britain s history, literature, politics and cultural life with increased coverage of outdoor activities and expert background on everything from King Arthur to the Edinburgh festival. There are plenty of practical tips on exploring the great British countryside from the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline to the beautiful valleys of the Yorkshire Dales; information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants plus lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Explore the best of Britain with the clearest maps of any guide.

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About the author (2008)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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