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How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too)
How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too)
by Phil Spencer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Broad and helpful but lacks detail, 18 Jun 2012
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Phil Spencer bring his understanding of propertye search to bare on the problems of the first time buyer. This book is a helpful introduction to purchasing a property and provides a number of helpful items; questions to ask, broad descriptions and additional resources. A critical stance on the book could focus on its oversimplistic and repetitive style, yet this works for the first time buyer who really is lost and sea and the reader who only wants to dip in and out of chapters. This is not a detailed guide to understanding the complicated workings of the housing market, nor legal complexity of purchasing a property, but it is an introduction to both, and should give the average reader a solid enough basis to both work with professionals involved in housing and challenge them to provide a competenet service.


22 Days in May: The Birth of the Lib Dem-Conservative Coalition
22 Days in May: The Birth of the Lib Dem-Conservative Coalition
by David Laws
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Inside account - nicely presented, but occasionnally a tad repetitive and laborious, 7 Sep 2011
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This is an easy to understand and appreciate approach to studying the coalition agreement. The addition of extra material at the back of the book allows for a helpful appendix to highlight David Laws points about the coalition process. The diary format is a coherant and justified narrative for Laws to defend the coalition, to explain his view of the failure to find an agreement with the Labour Party and as a helpful account of the birth of the relationship between Cameron and Clegg. The book could have benefitted from tighter editorial control as the diary entries are at times repetitive and somewhat laborious. However, for those willing to forgive this minor misdemeanor 2 Days in May is an accessible and enjoyable account of the creation of a new form of government in the UK.


Crap MPs
Crap MPs
by Dr. Bendor Grosvenor
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More roughage needed, 7 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Crap MPs (Hardcover)
This is an enjoyable little book. It can either be dipped into, or rifled through in no time. And therein lies the disappointment; a distinct lack of depth to the content. An engaging and humorous indexing system for each MP's reason for inclusion in this book provides the back bone of stunted commentary about the lives, crimes and other misdemenours of our most anit-illustrious representatives. But, this merely whets the appetite for a deeper explanation and illumination of these rogues. I would dearly love a new extended volume of this rough diamond.


Modelling Housing Market Search (Croom Helm series in geography and environment)
Modelling Housing Market Search (Croom Helm series in geography and environment)
by William Clark
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Housing Search the missing link in housing studies?, 22 Feb 2011
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Modelling Housing Market Search is a comprehensive introduction, edited by WAV Clark to a host of issues important in understanding how desire translates into search within a housing market. The book is divided into two parts, the first covers models of search behaviour, with helpful contributions from Wood and Maclennan and McCarthy regarding changes in search patterns and mobility. The second part covers information, search and policy responses. This part is a helpful critique to some of the common assumptions undertaken in neoclassical economics about full information and rational decision making. This is the most helpful introduction to the search process I have seen.


A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption
A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption
by T. J. Gorringe
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Liberate me from this theology, 1 Nov 2010
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Liberation theology provides the intellectual antecedents for this housing polemic. The book attempts to cover the whole gambit of housing related subjects and certainly engages with a range of social theory and theology interweaving the two to form a hybrid social theology in places. A Theology of Housing fails to provide a coherant argument throughout many of the chapters and in places is confused and lacking clarity. This book will however stimulate a great deal of thinking and will challenge our preconceptions of housing in the 21st century.


Politics According to the Bible
Politics According to the Bible
by Grudem Wayne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.80

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction, 1 Nov 2010
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This tome is a thorough introduction to Biblical politics. With sections on the framework of understanding politics in light of the Bible's teaching and on specific topics this book acts as both a good Biblical politics 101 and a reference guide for engaging in contemporary issues at the heart of western democracy.


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