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Eccentric Cambridge by Benedict le Vay
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Feb 22, 09

bookshelves: geography-and-travel-guides
Read in February, 2009

Benedict le Vay is not half as funny as he seems to think, and this travel guide to Cambridge focuses rather less on the eccentricities and oddities of Cambridge than the title and introduction would have us believe. Precisely for this reason, it is a very good guide to Cambridge. It does not take itself too seriously, and therefore avoids being just a boring collection of facts. At the same time, while telling the odd anecdote and pointing out the occasional curiosity, it actually concentrates on the main points that any visitor to Cambridge is likely to want to see and know about. There are certainly more fact-packed books about Cambridge, but as a quick and easy guide to today's Cambridge, this is probably very close to what you want.
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