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The French that textbooks don't teach you

Advantages: Humorous expressions not usually taught in textbooks
Disadvantages: No audio guide to pronunciation or intonation

When I lived in Cairo, I often used to watch the local television news bulletin in English. Rain is a pretty rare occurrence there, so one evening the Egyptian newsreader thought that a particularly heavy downpour was worth commenting on. He decided to go ...

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Review of 101 French Idioms - Jean-Marie Cassagne, Luc Nisset

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Building on Barry's Foundations

Advantages: Great Book, Comprehensive, Easy To Read Once You Grasp The Basics
Disadvantages: Need The Advanced Book For Year 2, Pricey.

Having just finished my first year of my degree in Construction Management, I have just been reflecting on the last year, I can't quite believe how fast it has just gone and I now have to wait until October to go back... Anyway, last year was very exci ...

memphisto_chick 22.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Barry's Introduction to the Construction of Buildings - Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse

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Foyle's Philavery - A Treasury of Unusual Words

Advantages: Excellent quality book. So unusual
Disadvantages: ????

Firstly i would like to just give you an overview of the book by quoting the blurb;- "The word 'philavery' was specially invented to describe this book - a collection of words chosen simply for their aesthetic appeal. Some of these words appeal because ...

sknipe 27.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words - Christopher Foyle

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The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Advantages: The ultimate reference guide for organic gardeners
Disadvantages: It's definitely a coffee table book, not a field guide

This book really earns the title of 'encyclopedia' as it covers every topic you could possibly think of in organic gardening, and it's published by people who know what they're talking about - the HDRA is Britain's organic gardening charity, with decades ...

ciaofluffymuppet 07.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of HDRA: Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

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The perfect guide to take you through the Masters dissertation

Advantages: Succinct, comprehensive, informative
Disadvantages: It's worth the money, but maybe slightly on the expensive side.

~~~~~~Why did I need this book?~~~~~~ I started my Masters dissertation last summer and had to have it completed by the end of September. My department was not particularly helpful with regard a lot of things on my course (too long a story). Suffice to sa ...

Loopylooploo 08.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Succeeding With Your Master's Dissertation - John Biggam

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