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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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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 ...

steerpyke 04.02.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Brewers' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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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 ...

steerpyke 10.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Does God Believe in Athiests - John Blanchard

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