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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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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 ...

Westocean 14.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The London Encyclopedia - Christopher Hibbert & Ben Weinreb & John Keay & Julia Keay

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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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Answering back to Richard Dawkins

Advantages: a balanced view from the other side of Dawkins fence
Disadvantages: a long book

...This is a book that I would recommend to anyone who read Richard Dawkins recent controversial work, The God Delusion. Although the author of this book, John Blanchard, approaches from the other side of the argument than does the better known Dawkins, both ...

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Review of Does God Believe in Athiests - John Blanchard

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Helping You To Help Yourself!

Advantages: Excellent read, lots of information explained well, patterns & techniques
Disadvantages: None

...As I have a great and very deep interest in psychology, hypnosis and all things related I rented this book (Teach Yourself NLP), by Amanda Vickers and Steve Bavister, which is part of the Teach Yourself series, from my local library. I have read a lot of ...

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Review of Teach Yourself NLP (Teach Yourself Business Skills) - Steve Bavister

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