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Penny Plain
Penny Plain

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful characters, glorious setting, rich use of literature, 2 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Penny Plain (Kindle Edition)
This book has been very special for me since I was a wee boy. I have never liked to admit that what I regard as a romance had captured me - as it still does, now that I am 80! But I have ever been captivated by Anna Buchan's ability, in my view beyond that of her brother John, to create characters who are deeply portrayed, likable, credible and who quickly become like real friends. We enjoy their idiosyncrasies, and share in their sadnesses, especially those who lost sons in the Great and Boer wars. Jean Jardine and her brothers joy in using lowland Scots vocabulary, explaining it to others in the book or reminding readers of its meaning, depending on our origins. They have a wonderful affection in their turn for characters in books, plays and poetry ranging, from John Splendid to Quince and Bottom. This is a book which came from the same stable as Dickson McCunn in Huntingtower. It may be a romance, but I never find it saccharine.


The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke
The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke
Price: £2.26

5.0 out of 5 stars A really intriguing twist on the locked room murder, 8 May 2012
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That title of mine just about sums it all up. a short story, classical detective issue, neat twist, well written in usual Block style


Grandad Collar - Plain Wine XXLarge (Up To 48 Chest) Plain Wine Grandad Collar"
Grandad Collar - Plain Wine XXLarge (Up To 48 Chest) Plain Wine Grandad Collar"
Offered by Tim Garner
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Expect a repeat order, 17 April 2012
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This was all I expected it to be and more. A splendid Grandad nightshirt, well cut and from material pleasant to wear. I shall certainly return in due course to make a similar purchase from this firm, whose delivery time was ahead of their promise.


Teaching Tips (College)
Teaching Tips (College)
by W. J. McKeachie
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage advice, 24 Feb. 2012
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Bill McKeachie has long been revered as a teacher of teachers. In a day and age when educational writings seem to lose currency with age, his advice is timeless.


McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers
McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers
by W. J. McKeachie
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage advice still relevant, 24 Feb. 2012
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Bill McKeachie has long been revered as a teacher of teachers. In a day and age when educational writings seem to lose currency with age, his advice is timeless.


Jeremiah: The Passionate Prophet (Cover to Cover Bible Study)
Jeremiah: The Passionate Prophet (Cover to Cover Bible Study)
by John Houghton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.06

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 20 Sept. 2011
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This purchase exceeded my expectations. The book was, of course, in new condition. And it was delivered way ahead of the promised time. Well done!


The Gospel of John: v. 2 (New Daily Study Bible)
The Gospel of John: v. 2 (New Daily Study Bible)
by William Barclay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ecellent service, 20 Sept. 2011
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This purchase exceeded my expectations. The book was, of course, in new condition. And it was delivered way ahead of the promised time. Well done!


Proverbs: Living a Life of Wisdom (Cover to Cover Bible Study)
Proverbs: Living a Life of Wisdom (Cover to Cover Bible Study)
by Ruth Valerio
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ecellent, speedy service, 20 Sept. 2011
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This purchase exceeded my expectations. The book was, of course, in new condition. And it was delivered way ahead of the promised time. Well done!


Arran Aromatics After The Rain Eau de Toilette (100 ml)
Arran Aromatics After The Rain Eau de Toilette (100 ml)

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in every way, 29 May 2011
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This is a delightful product, which my wife much admires. The service in supplying it was first rate - ahead of schedule.


Critical Thinking: An Exploration of Theory and Practice
Critical Thinking: An Exploration of Theory and Practice
by Jennifer Moon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exploring, 28 Dec. 2010
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This is a well founded study of critical thinking, as presented in the literature and in practice. The writer takes us on her personal journey to work out meaning for herself, rather in the style of an extended blog. At times a reader, knowing her erudite reputation, may well be expecting her to complete the journey sooner, and by a less rambling route. However the reader who looks to Moon to assist them in covering the literature on this subject will not be disappointed, and will profit from her usual sucinct, scholarly and thoughtful summaries.

One mannerism seems inconsistent, and for that reason may annoy some. This writer once again goes out of her way to firmly eschew the use of the plural pronoun "they" to resolve the issue of gender references. HOwever she seems oblivious to the fact that her editorial and arguably incorrect use of the royal "we" when referring to her thoughts and actions can make her text - especially when diffident - seem somewhat pompous.

But for those who wish the guidance of a proven scholar and teacher in making their own journeys towards a better understanding of critical thinking, this book can be recommended without reservation.


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