Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Londonby Donald Olson
Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. "Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world.
London swings once again in the smart, savvy Frommer's Irreverent Guide to London, a deliciously honest insider's look at Great Britain's Gotham. Want to know where the royals kick back? What the locals really think of Tony Blair's Millennium Dome? The biggest shocker about tony London hotels? The neighborhood that's the capital of cool? You'll discover the best spots to savor curry, England's new national cuisine, how to find designer clothes at rock-bottom prices, and how to get theater tickets when the shows are sold out.
Meet the Author
Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His newest novel, Confessions of a Pregnant Princess, was published in 2005 under the pen name Swan Adamson. An earlier Swan Adamson novel, My Three Husbands, has been translated into French and published in several European countries. Donald Olson’s novel The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley, was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. His guidebooks London For Dummies, Best Day Trips from London, Irreverent London, Germany For Dummies, and Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria are all published by Wiley. England For Dummies won a 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook. London is one of Donald’s favorite cities, and England is one of his favorite countries.
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