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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Frommers children's guides Reply with quote

Has anyone heard of Frommers, and are they considered good guides? One of my guests has just pointed out that I'm in the one for Brittany as recommended (inexpensive!) child friendly accommodation, with a good write up, and I was wondering how they found their recommendations as I've never been contacted by the writer of the guide.
My guest swears by them - has anyone else heard of them?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definintely heard of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Frommer

I think they've always tended to have a US bias, but I did find myself buying one a few years ago - for Brittany as it happens, LV.

It was this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frommers-Brittany-Your-Family-Series/dp/0470055251

At the time we were looking for a book for our first trip to Brittany as a family, and I don't think there were many out there that were geared specifically towards families.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one I'm in K-C, I just don't know how or why as I've never been contacted by them. They don't seem to have an internet presence (except for the US) so I'm not sure how much use it is, but it is nice to be recommended in the guide, and it was free!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am Facebook friends with the author (or at least the author of the edition I have) if you would like me to put you in touch ever... she's very friendly and approachable. I believe she spent quite a lot of time in Brittany with her own family in order to research the book, and I think she also subsequently worked on the one for Normandy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frommers is VERY famous over here, Arthur (the founder) started off with publishing a book I think was called "Europe on $5 a day" Shocked I wish! Very Happy that was a loooonnngg time ago obviously. I think his daughter now writes books and is interested in vacation rentals as opposed to just hotels... and family friendly vacations.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear, I remember USING Europe on $5 a day. How ageing is that!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou all for your comments about Frommers - it appears it is better known in the US than the UK.
KC, I would be very interested in taking you up on your offer to be put in touch with the author of the Brittany book, thankyou!
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