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Learning about feminist fairy tales

Advantages: A different take on fairy tales
Disadvantages: Could be more information

About the book Jack Zipes has put together the first comprehensive anthology of feminist fairy tales and essays to appear since the women's movement gained momentum in the 1960's. He has selected works by such gifted writers as Angela Carter, Margar ...

linzee_loulabelle 31.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Don't Bet on the Prince - Jack Zipes

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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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Anyone for Tee-line and biscuits?

Advantages: A great aid for students learning Teeline Shorthand
Disadvantages: The CD would be better if she spoke at different speeds to help you practice words per minute

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Review of Teeline For Journalists - Dawn Johnston

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Do you know the Bishop of Norwich? (page 632)

Advantages: a fountain of information
Disadvantages: none

Dr Ebenezer Cobham Brewer contribution to the literary world may not spring to mind easily. I should imagine that many twentieth century writers would admit to using his most famous work. Brewer was a compiler of information and in his long life wrote ove ...

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Review of Brewers' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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Useful to a certain extent

Advantages: Gives words in context; very light weight
Disadvantages: No English-French section

I had never heard of this book before, so when I saw a brand new copy going on Amazon Marketplace for 9p, it seemed worth paying £2.75 postage just to satisfy my curiosity. (It is actually an American book, and the recommended retail price is £1.90.) I ...

denella 23.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of 1001 Most Useful French Words - Buxbaum

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