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Advantages: thought-provoking, positive
Disadvantages: none

...I love browsing charity shops for books. During a recent browse, I came across this big chunky book; The Big Book of Wit & Wisdom’ by the Reader’s Digest. I paid £1.50 and can see that the book is currently available from Amazon for a price of £1.17 whic ...

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Review of The Big Book of Wit & Wisdom - John Andrews

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Advantages: None unless you're a Spectator Fan
Disadvantages: Not entertaining enough to really warrant the money

This collection of Spectator columns is subtitled One Middle-Aged Man In Search of the Point, but really it's more a case of accepting that there isn't one. I'm not a Spectator reader – indeed other than seeing on the shelves I'm ashamed to say that b ...

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Review of Low Life - Jeremy Clarke

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No green light for this book

Advantages: Ideas to make a difference to our environment
Disadvantages: Many suggested activities are very well-known and basic.

...Background - why I read this book I love nothing more than to select random books from the non-fiction shelves of my local library. This book was one of those finds. I always make a promise to myself that I read at least the first two chapters of suc ...

Listerbelle 15.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Green Year - Jodi Helmer

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Give in to your animal instincts

Advantages: Easy to read and powerful guide to judging the potential danger in others
Disadvantages: Some chapters will be irrelevant to you, as there is a wealth of information.

..."The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons." Ralph Waldo Emerson I had to buy this book after reading numerous recommendations on the etiquettehell forum, of all places. The ladies there would occasionally ask "Was I rude to ...

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Review of The Gift of Fear - Gavin de Becker

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THE most important self defence book ever written

Advantages: Reads like a novel, but is packed full of fascinating facts and observations on human behaviour
Disadvantages: Can sometimes stray into politics and I am never comfortable with his relationship with Oprah

Take a look at the vast majority of martial arts books and you will find that the overwhelming majority contain a high percentage of pictures, be they illustrations or photographs. Narrowing the genre down to self-defence books and you will find that the ...

BlackSwan 11.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Gift of Fear - Gavin de Becker

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