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Essential information for the learner driver

Advantages: clearly laid out, lots of diagrams and illustrations, well written
Disadvantages: factual approach means the book is somewhat dry

Published in conjunction with the Department of Transport, and the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) the Highway Code is a vital little book that tells you everything you need to know to both drive safely and legally n Britains roads and to pass your Theory ...

Burning_Darkness 25.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Official Highway Code - Department for Transport

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Re-awakening the ghosts

Advantages: an interesting read
Disadvantages: can be quite inaccessible

I thought this would be an interesting read after living in Spain for two years, and it was for the most part. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, each of which deals with a different aspect of Spanish culture, at least in theory. The first fe ...

Starlight81 24.12.2011 ·
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Review of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past - Giles Tremlett

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Modern India

Advantages: Fascinating look at how India works
Disadvantages: A lot of information to take in

...Introduction Why is it that the more you read, the more you realise you don't know? Recently, I've read a couple of novels based in India and realised how little I know about one of the largest countries in the world. I've never been; but certainly hope ...

sunmeilan 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of India in Slow Motion - Mark Tully, Gillian Wright

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Silken Shadows

Advantages: Poetic, intriguing
Disadvantages: None

The "Silk Road" must be the most romanticised route in the world. It conjures up pictures from all of our fairy tales, of castles and minarets and oriental folk in strange garb. For me personally it conjures a hard-paved road I once walked in the foothi ...

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Review of Shadow of the Silk Road - Colin Thubron

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A shadow of what it could have been

Advantages: Lots of info about countries I didn't know about
Disadvantages: Poor section on Iran

This book is one that I had longed to read for ages and finally managed to get hold of in the summer. I have an interest in History and reading about the history of the silk road sounded like it would be really interesting. Also my wife is Iranian and as ...

bbicuk01 15.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shadow of the Silk Road - Colin Thubron

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