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Write with style!

Advantages: Easy to read, simple terms and full of helpful information!
Disadvantages: Student's don't like reading!

My educational status ------------- I'm in my final year at University (Birmingham) as we all know education comes hand in hand with books. My bedroom has turned from a trendy peaceful place to relax. Into a student library full of books staring me in t ...

floatingclouds 02.01.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Student's Guide to Writing - John Peck, Martin Coyle

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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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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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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 ...

denella 23.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of 101 French Idioms - Jean-Marie Cassagne, Luc Nisset

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Secrets of the Hidden City - The London Encyclopedia

Advantages: The closest you can get to time travel
Disadvantages: A daunting 1060 pages

It is one of the ironies of life that most of us live in cities, sometimes even houses, that were named, planned and designed by the long-dead. Those of us who live in or near London know the meaning of “creaking Victorian infrastructure” better than mos ...

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Review of The London Encyclopedia - Christopher Hibbert & Ben Weinreb & John Keay & Julia Keay

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