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How to Debate: A Debater's Handbook
How to Debate: A Debater's Handbook
Price: £1.50

1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 29 Mar. 2012
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This "book" advocates lying as a tactic for debating, which is genuinely awful advice. It is also extremely short and seriously lacking in any real detail.


Improving Your Memory For Dummies®, Mini Edition
Improving Your Memory For Dummies®, Mini Edition
Price: £0.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mini Edition, 29 Mar. 2012
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Hadn't realised this was a mini edition otherwise I may not have bothered. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. I guess I hadn't researched the book that thoroughly before buying it. There are free books that are better than this.


The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Kindle Formatting, 29 Mar. 2012
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4 stars due to the terrible Kindle formatting. Pictures appear half way through paragraphs, sometimes digressions - which I assume are side-boxes in the print version - also split a paragraph in two. This can really ruin the reading experience.

Otherwise this is a well thought out and thorough explanation of the history of English. However it is likely to be outdated already, particularly on the subject of English usage on the internet. A subject which the author has covered in a separate book, presumably in more detail and more recently.


Kimchi with Everything: A Year in the Life of a TEFL Teacher
Kimchi with Everything: A Year in the Life of a TEFL Teacher
Price: £1.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Guess you had to be there, 13 Mar. 2012
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This book reads very much like a blog which I personally don't think is positive thing for a book. I feel the writer could have done more to immerse the reader in the events that are taking place. Many times after reading the anecdotes I thought to myself "I guess you had to be there" but now I think that actually if the writer had refined his work more it may have been better.

All in all a nice nice book to read, particularly if you are interested in becoming a TEFL teacher in Korea (or Asia in general).
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Tamrac Ultra Pro 7 - camera cases (270 x 160 x 290 mm, Nylon, Black, 310 x 200 x 350 mm)
Tamrac Ultra Pro 7 - camera cases (270 x 160 x 290 mm, Nylon, Black, 310 x 200 x 350 mm)

4.0 out of 5 stars Much bigger than expected, 29 Feb. 2012
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I bought this thinking it would be perfect for a Canon 600D with three lenses. Unfortunately it was much bigger than I was expecting and I had to return the item as I didn't have enough equipment to fill it. The bag is probably large enough to fit two bodies and 5-6 lenses.

The material and construction of the bag is still good. Although I would say that a shoulder bag should really have an outwards opening top as it makes no sense opening the bag towards the body.


Active Pro - High Grade Protective Neoprene Lens Pouch for Nikon / Sony / Canon EOS Lenses - 4 Size Multi Pack (S, M, L & XL) - Hook and Belt Loop
Active Pro - High Grade Protective Neoprene Lens Pouch for Nikon / Sony / Canon EOS Lenses - 4 Size Multi Pack (S, M, L & XL) - Hook and Belt Loop
Offered by MACRO.SUPPLIER
Price: £9.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Bigger than expected, 29 Feb. 2012
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I bought these thinking that I would use three of them. However they are much bigger than I expected and the large two are too large for any lenses an amateur might typically use. My Canon 18-55 and 55-200 lenses are protected by the smaller two puches while the larger pouch is used to hold the cables and charger. The XL size is so big it's not currently in use.


Neoprene Protector Camera Cover Case Bag for CANON DSLR
Neoprene Protector Camera Cover Case Bag for CANON DSLR

3.0 out of 5 stars I might be missing something, 29 Feb. 2012
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The pouch is perfect size for a Canon 600D with either 18-55 or 55-200 lenses. But the velcro straps don't seem to meet on the other side when wrapped up. Perhaps I'm doing it wrong.

Otherwise it's a good quality material and provides good protection for the cost.


A Social History of English Cricket (Sports Classics)
A Social History of English Cricket (Sports Classics)
by Derek Birley
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 27 Jun. 2011
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If you are interested in the history of Cricket or English society and also interested in the politics of the sport then this is your book.

It focuses very much on the eras before and just after the world wars (because that's when English cricket was at it's most interesting) and sadly it ends before the T20 revolution starts. Fingers crossed that there is a follow up released giving an insight into what the T20 era has done and might do for English cricket.


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