Pack The Book

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Like Reading Only Further Away. In 1933, Peter Fleming wrote of Sao Paulo, "it's like Reading, only further away". Since then, guidebooks have become far more detailed and specialised. Pack the Boo/deads the bewildered book buyer through the vast ranges of travel literature, beginning this week with Dilly Barlow looking back at the practical advice given by early travellers. Producer Hilary McLennan

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Unknown: Peter Fleming

Unknown: Dilly Barlow

Producer: Hilary McLennan

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2: Guidebooks Galore. Today bookshops bulge with a bewildering mass of guidebooks. Experienced travellers and book-sellers advise on which book to pack. Producer Hilary McLennan

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Producer: Hilary McLennan

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3: Roughing it in St Petersburg. Who writes the guidebooks? This programme follows two Rough Guide writers round St Petersburg and finds out how and why they do it. The creators of two of the most popular series, Rough Guide and Lonely Planet, explain how it all began. Producer Hilary McLennan

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Unknown: St Petersburg.

Producer: Hilary McLennan

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4: Travellers' Tales - tall stories or useful tools? Half the shelves in travel bookshops are weighed down by travel novels. But are the authors telling true travellers' tales, and is reading a travel book good Preparation for visiting a country? Dilly Barlow investigates. Producer Hilary McLennan

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Unknown: Dilly Barlow

Producer: Hilary McLennan

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5: Packaging Paradise. Courtesy of a brochure shoot in Greece, the last programme in the series discloses how travel brochures are put together, what style of writing sells the holiday and why Aleko the Greek is of vital importance to the front cover. Producer Hilary McLennan

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