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Getting On - Series 1-3 Boxset [DVD]
Getting On - Series 1-3 Boxset [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jo Brand
Price: £19.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 24 May 2013
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I love this comedy series. They made a decision to "show and not tell" and it pays off. There are some laugh-out-loud moments but it is much more subtle than a regular sitcom.


The Symposium (Penguin Great Ideas)
The Symposium (Penguin Great Ideas)
by Plato
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!, 24 May 2013
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I first read this book in college and gave it to my boyfriend for Christmas. It has stood the test of time!


Beating Chronic Fatigue: Your step-by-step guide to complete recovery
Beating Chronic Fatigue: Your step-by-step guide to complete recovery
by Dr Kristina Downing-Orr
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for, 24 May 2013
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It's not really the book's fault but I expected it to have a step-by-step plan that anyone could follow. There is a bit of that but the main recommendations that don't involve medicine hang on which dietary supplements to take. I have tried pretty much all of the vitamins, it's expensive and it doesn't work. (If it worked, then doctors would prescribe a set of vitamin pills because the medical literature would say vitamin pills work)


Soldier Box: Why I Won't Return to the War on Terror
Soldier Box: Why I Won't Return to the War on Terror
by Joe Glenton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.12

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful account, 24 May 2013
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Dealing with not only the war in Afghanistan but also the inner workings of the British Army, this book gives an insight into "our boys" and what the political elite uses them for. It is like Catch 22 without the jokes.

This book explains in painstaking detail how non-officers are treated by those in command. Not only is bullying normalised in the British Army but PTSD is not taken seriously either. The book shows that if British soldiers feel they are being asked to commit war crimes, they have no way of registering their objections in a meaningful way without opening themselves up to abuse and legal reprisals.

The book is concise and well-written, I would particularly recommend anyone thinking about joining the armed forces to take a look (whether you think the war in Afghanistan is justified or not, you may also face a situation where you believe your orders are illegal)
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