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ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence (ABC Series)
ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence (ABC Series)
by Susan Bewley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Accomplished commentary and analysis of a very difficult subject, 21 Oct 2014
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This is a very complex and, obviously, very personal subject and no two cases will ever be the same, which makes the job of books like this so very difficult.

As a collection of essays by a variety of experts the book was always going to be more of a commentary on the many aspects and manifestations of domestic and sexual violence than a detailed, practical guide, and it's none the worse for that. On the whole it is a sensitive and holistic analysis that offers a good range of information and advice. And this is the crux really- it's a book aimed at health care professionals and takes an unashamedly academic position. The rights and wrongs of that can be hotly debated of course but the reality is, books like this are needed to at least anchor the analysis and attempted understanding of the awful, multi-faceted abuse process that occurs in our society day in day out. So a self-help book it isn't- a decent guide for clinicians and professionals in the field it certainly is and for that, it deserves to be read.


Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance
Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance
by Emma Baker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and essential medical reference book, 21 Oct 2014
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Another excellent and essential book in Wiley's 'At A Glance' series. Prescribing is the coalface of medical practise and perhaps the most difficult to get to grips with for students and newly qualified practitioners, and this book is a fantastic aid that walks you through the issues through varied test cases. It also has the usual, very useful workbook for you to get your teeth into and test your prescribing abilities. Well worth picking up if you are a student or recently qualified.


Medicine at a Glance
Medicine at a Glance
by Patrick Davey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £34.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book for student and practitioner alike, 21 Oct 2014
This review is from: Medicine at a Glance (Paperback)
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These really are essential books if you are a medical student or practising medicine and, are even useful for layman use as although comprehensive and detailed, they are clearly laid out and explained and therefore very accessible.

The 'At a Glance' series is an excellent one and this fourth edition of 'Medicines' is a great reference book for quick and useful knowledge gaining and refreshing. One definitely for bookshelf.


Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleansing Family Pack (Pack of 216)
Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleansing Family Pack (Pack of 216)
Price: £9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, heavy duty and effective wipes, 21 Oct 2014
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Very good anti-bacterial wipes that are strong, a good size and just moist enough without leaving wiped surfaces too 'wet.' They say they are odour free which really means fragrance free, as they have a very pleasant, clinical and clean smell typical of Dettol. Excellent, heavy duty and effective wipes for any surfaces where heightened cleanliness is important.


The Handbook of Market Intelligence
The Handbook of Market Intelligence
by Hans Hedin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Sound nonsense guide to Market Intelligence, 19 Oct 2014
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Not a bad, sound nonsense guide to Market Intelligence this one. Written by a number of experts in the field and with a focus on the globalisation process [what isn't these days] and how to adapt to a post-recession model that isn't not going to be transitory, but probably more like the new normal, this is a clearly presented book for professionals involved in largely corporate business strategies or students of economics. It gets a bit jargon-heavy at times but again that goes with the territory with these books, of which there are many these days. Considering that though this is a good one to focus on as it is comprehensive and holistic in it's approach and although as always it is impossible to future-proof your business- it's as much if not more a precarious world than it's ever been- this book gives you the analytical tools and potential models to do the best of a difficult job.


Fisher-Price Roller Blocks Play Wall
Fisher-Price Roller Blocks Play Wall
Price: £27.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and sturdy toddler toy, 18 Oct 2014
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This is a brilliant, very good quality game for toddlers primarily, although I found some slightly older pre-school children found it fascinating too!. It goes together quickly and the parts are tactile and easy to manipulate for small hands. The stackable blocks are particularly popular and a tune plays when they are launched down the tower [batteries not included though]. Great for one or two kids to play with at the same time, this is a colourful and sturdy toy.


Case Logic CRIE2136K Rotating Slim Folio Cover for iPad Air - Black
Case Logic CRIE2136K Rotating Slim Folio Cover for iPad Air - Black
Price: £34.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and innovative folio case for iPad Air, 18 Oct 2014
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Very stylish and versatile folio protective case for iPad Air. I like its professional look in matt black with a sturdy but 'softish' touch to the high quality hard casing. The iPad fits easily and securely into the case and the rotating function, allowing you to quickly switch from portrait to landscape orientation- is really neat. A very high quality, practical and innovative folio and one of the coolest around I reckon.


Manual of Dietetic Practice
Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Joan Gandy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £80.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all involved and interested in nutritional and dietary issues, 18 Oct 2014
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Excellent door-stop sized guidebook for UK nutrition and dietary students and with over 1000 information packed pages, there's not a lot not covered in this excellent reference book.

The layout is clear and straightforward and although aimed fairly and squarely at those already studying or practising in the profession, it is accessible enough for the layman to dip into to pick up some sound dietary knowledge and advice. Has a decent companion website too. All round very useful, comprehensive and essential for all involved and interested in nutritional and dietary issues.


Riviera Line (PC DVD)
Riviera Line (PC DVD)
Price: £9.82

4.0 out of 5 stars Good add-on software for TS 2014, 18 Oct 2014
This review is from: Riviera Line (PC DVD) (CD-ROM)
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This is very good add-on to the core Train Simulator software.. One of the country's most attractive and interesting lines is represented in loving detail and although it takes a little time to get used to the control's and UI, it's straightforward enough to operate. Just make sure you take the time to get to know all of it's ins and outs to get the most of the game.

If you already have a Steam account it's easy to download from the provided code but if you don't, opening one is easy enough to register the game and then you are away. All in all it's a very good simulation of driving and operating a train and if you're new to this sort of thing, this is an excellent line to start with and will perhaps whet your appetite for more... of which there is plenty!


City Simulator Collection (PC DVD Rom)
City Simulator Collection (PC DVD Rom)
Offered by RAREWAVES
Price: £16.79

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable enough package for a niche part of video game market, 17 Oct 2014
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Well over the years I can quite legitimately be accused of being a bit of a nutter for liking Excalibur games, and that's fair enough. One gets to a certain age however where being cool no longer matters and plodding along through a low-key retro game is a viable recreational pursuit so long as it's accompanied by a nice comfy pair of slippers and a mug of cocoa.

X-box quality in terms of graphics and game play these little games ain't. Nor do they push the boundaries of edge-of-seat excitement either and at the price they are- particularly this package of six for less than twenty quid- you'd be daft to expect that. What you get though are relatively gentle, 'real-life' simulations that allow you to be the policeman/ambulance driver/road builder etc you always wanted to be without actually getting cold and wet and working all hours of the day.

I've played a couple of these before but four are new to me and I like the Traffic Manager one as it appeals deeply to my inner nerd and borderline OCD tendencies. Sure they can be a bit buggy at times but to be honest, I've never found them to as bad as some reviewers find them to be- maybe I've been lucky. Instructions can at times be a bit patchy but hey, that's part of the territory in budget PC gameland.

What I've always liked about Excalibur games in a sort of daft way, is their retro-charm and the feeling that their designers are valiantly battling against the odds to produce a viable game on the tightest budget. For me personally, this a neat little collection of games to while away a couple of hours in a gently stimulating and relaxed way instead of sitting in front of the gogglebox. I think they're also ideal for young kids who are itching to get the hang of video games. There's definitely a niche for these sorts of games, and Excalibur fills it admirably. Worth giving them a try.


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