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Have you ever wondered what is actually inside a book before you purchase it online?
When buying a guidebook it is essential that the areas and routes covered match what you are looking for. For many years the Cicerone website has provided extracts from books in the form of descriptions, list of contents and a sample route. But this has always been in a plain text format, rather than what the book actually look like.
Cicerone has now introduced the ability to look at and read the first 30 actual pages of a book, and has been set-up for over 200 of our guidebooks.
This feature can be found on the book detail page. Clicking on either the cover image or the open book icon just below the cover image, will take you inside the book.
Once inside, the 'View Inside' section lists all the chapters of the book. You can then preview the first 30 pages exactly as you would the printed copy. Clicking on the Search (top left) reveals a search box where you can search the entire book - this is really useful if you are looking for a particular mountain, village or hut, for example. Try looking at Great Mountain Days in the Lake District and search for Skiddaw.
Another great new feature is the ability to download free PDF files of the introduction, content and a sample route. These links can also be found on the book detail pages. The sample route extract is particularly useful if you've never used a Cicerone guidebook before. Typically this will show the high level of detail provided in our guides: book covers, location details, map, photographs and route description.
So why not take a closer look...