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C. A. Thomas "Glashan" (Douglas, Isle of Man United Kingdom)
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Do Brilliantly At - AS Biology and Human Biology
Do Brilliantly At - AS Biology and Human Biology
by Alan Morris
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Full of facts, great info - pity about the layout (2001 edition), 8 July 2009
Lots of facts, helpful information, some excellent ideas ... all three of my daughters used this guide but two of them have told me that they found the layout and monotone format difficult to work with. When learning a subject such as biology colour can be a useful thing - unfortunately when study guide is in black and white it can make life very difficult for pupils with dyslexia or dyscalculia and several other learning difficulties. They need the colour and setup to be condusive to memorising the facts - I know of several dyscalculics who have gone on the study and gain Bachelor of Science degrees heavy on maths and science, when they have been given the right aides and encouragement. Hopefully these problems were addressed in the 2003 edition.


Do Brilliantly At - AS Maths
Do Brilliantly At - AS Maths
by Ted Graham
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Tons of information, pity about the monotone layout: 2001 edition, 8 July 2009
All three of my daughters used this revision aide - all agreed it was packed full of useful information. The only downside is the format, which is very monotone and lots of information packed together with small typefaces. This may be OK for many students, but for those with dyslexia or dyscalculia and similar learning disadvantages, the lack of colour etc could prove a problem. Hopefully this was addressed by the publishers in the 2003 edition.


Do Brilliantly At - AS Chemistry
Do Brilliantly At - AS Chemistry
by George Facer
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of facts, little colour : 2001 edition, 8 July 2009
1 out of 3 of my daughters found this revision guide helpful. 2 out of 3 found the layout and lack of colour did not help revision. They all agree that this book is very full of useful facts - if only they could remember them. CONCLUSION: Unfortunately the black and grey and white format and busy layout is not condusive to efficient revision and this would be especially problematic to those students with problems such as dyslexia, dyscalculia etc. who need colour rather than monotone to aid their memory processes. Hopefully the newer 2003 edition has addressed these problems.


Psycho-Slimming
Psycho-Slimming
by Bruce King
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars "How to achieve your perfect weight in six weeks" or not ..., 25 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Psycho-Slimming (Paperback)
I briefly started this programme in early 1995 when the book was first published in a BCA paperback form, but the demands of an energetic and demanding young baby made it difficult to adhere to the plan ... but it may well work for someone with more time to dedicate to this. (Like most diets it is a case of you pay your money and you take your chance!)

This comes as a two part package - the Paperback Book Psycho-Slimming "How to achieve your perfect weight in six weeks" and a 30 minute cassette Psycho-Slimming "Listen and Slim". The back of the book claims:

There's no need for any more diets that damage your health and don't work anyway. You will achieve your perfect weight and shape in six weeks or less on the Psycho-Slimming programme without suffering any of the pain of dieting. You'll look and feel better than ever before.

Psycho-Slimming is a safe, tried and tested course, developed by sychologist and slimming expert Bruce King. Combining autosuggestion, positive thinking and other diet free methods it will enable you to control your weight and feel good for ever.

Effortless, simple and easy to follow, Psycho Slimming brings you the results you want - all in six weeks or less.

And the CASSETTE has this written on the back of the label:

The Psycho-Slimming cassette is the essential companion to achieve your perfect weight and shape in six weeks.

Side 1 should be placed at least once a day at any time you choose. It will help remind you of the importance of this programme and the fact that I (Bruce King) am with you all the way.

Side 2 is your pre-programming and relaxation exercise instructions. You will play this twice every day prior to carrying out the Psycho-Dynamic Programming Exercises that are introduced to you in each chapter of the book.

HOPE THIS HELPED ANYONE LOOKING FOR INFO ON THIS BOOK ETC.
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From The Discworld
From The Discworld

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning - this CD is totally addictive ...., 26 April 2005
This review is from: From The Discworld (Audio CD)
There's something for everyone here - instrumental and vocal pieces which invoke all sorts of emotions. The opening track 'A-Tuin the Turtle' fires the imagination and makes you almost see A-tuin and the Discworld slowly moving through space. I played this in the car and have got my teenaged daughters hooked ... as well as my husband, who wasn't a Discworld fan at all! Be prepared to keep singing bits of 'A Wizards Staff' and to have 'The Streets of Ankh Morpork'(the unwary traveller) and the tune of the 'Stick and Bucket Dance' with you for a long time afterwards.


Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds: JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds: JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF
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Price: £13.62

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds - music to battle Martians with!, 1 April 2002
A Review written by my (then) 14 year old daughter: I love this CD. It is not just enjoyable for adults, either - I'm 14 and I love it! One of my all-time favourites. I recommend it to anyone who is in to sci-fi, (but some of the tracks, such as 'Forever Autumn', will be enjoyed by almost anyone!).

She's 19 now and still in love with it. Personally I would recommend it too - there are some very haunting and memorable tracks, and it makes great listening for all the family on long car journeys!

'The Eve of War' where we hear that "The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars are a million to one, they said" ... "but still they come!". 'Forever Autumn', 'Thunder Child, 'The Spirit of Man', 'Brave New World' and the haunting visions created by the final Epilogue all create an enjoyable and very memorable musical experience.

I highly recommend this album to everyone!


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