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How many balls would Aamer chuck, if Aamer could chuck balls?

Advantages: The best sporting annual in the world, insightful and high-quality essays, packed with information
Disadvantages: Legal constraints prevent the whole story of the no-ball affair being told, tiny print as usual

I don't like cricket, oh no... If you are not interested in cricket, then you will not enjoy Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. That's a fairly obvious statement, yet it does sometimes surprise me just how many people read about a book like this and co ...

davidbuttery 27.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2011 - Berry, Scyld

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I've still only seen 403 of them

Advantages: It includes an impressive range of films
Disadvantages: It includes a lot of rubbish at the expense of some really good stuff

I’m not generally a fan of these kinds of books. They’re usually either too elitist or too trivial. I’m also reluctant to buy into their concept – they treat cultural experience as a kind of game, a big checklist that, when complete, will make your life m ...

hogsflesh 12.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of 1001 Movies: You Must See Before You Die - Steven Jay Schneider

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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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Show Me The Money!

Advantages: Lucid, Entertaining, Well structured, Covers a wide range of topics
Disadvantages: A couple of chapters are weak links, Sometimes feels a bit patronising

...First written in 2002, "Your Money or Your Life" is intended as a user-friendly financial handbook for ordinary people who want to get the most from their money. I bet if I had written about this book back when it first came out, a lot of people would hav ...

Collingwood21 06.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Your Money or Your Life - Alvin D. Hall

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Reliving old times

Advantages: Full of interesting facts,well written and easy to understand, as well as some beautifully detailed illustrations.
Disadvantages: Could be considered as a book for secondary school children.

...Having always enjoyed history as a school child and in later life the Ancient World in specific, this encyclopedia caught my attention as it is full of easy to understand facts and information, as well as containing some very beautifully detailed drawings ...

lisa2062 23.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Usborne internet linked encyclopedia of the Ancient World - Usborne Activities

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