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1.0 out of 5 stars The information in this book is available for free on Wikipedia, 1 July 2011
This book consists of copies of articles available for free at the encyclopedia, Wikipedia. There is no discernment or editorial judgement used to choose which "British Internet Personalities" have been included; they have all been lifted directly from the eponymous Wikipedia category. Ben Croshaw writes about video games, Peter Oakley published a series of autobiographical videos on YouTube, Mia Rose is a singer, Jonti Picking is an animator and Richard Vobes is a podcast maker. The tenuous connection between them is that they have, at some point, published work online. The book has not been copy-edited or fact-checked, so there is no guarantee that the information is accurate - of course, nor is there this guarantee at Wikipedia, but at least there you do not have to pay a potentially large sum of money to find this out! Books LLC is one of a number of companies that create print-on-demand books with content copied directly from Wikipedia; some of them cost a lot of money (over $100 in at least one case), and frequently contain inaccuracies or are out-of-date. Books LLC suggests on their website that people buy their books because " it's not so easy to actually locate the 100 or more articles that are in our typical book". However, this is certainly not the case here, as they are all listed on Wikipedia's category page.

I would really strongly advise against purchasing this book as it is extraordinarily poor value for money and deceptive about its content.


E-volve 10 Inch Flare Design Reversible Neoprene Sleeve Case Cover for Laptop and Notebook - Grey
E-volve 10 Inch Flare Design Reversible Neoprene Sleeve Case Cover for Laptop and Notebook - Grey

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful lightweight cover, 19 Aug 2009
I purchased this cover for a Dell Mini 10v netbook, which it fits perfectly, even with the additional battery attached. The material is flexible enough that I would imagine it would work with a varied of netbook shapes, and the fabric is reasonably thick; the netbook would be protected against knocks in a bag etc. but probably wouldn't cope so well being dropped from a height. A nice cover which will protect your netbook from dust and knocks etc. when you don't want to carry around a bullky laptop bag.


A Life In Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE
A Life In Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE
by Sarah Helm
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating account of SOE, 21 July 2007
Although the book is a biography of Vera Atkins, it focuses - understandably - on her time in F Section of the SOE, and the period she spent tracking down SOE agents who had gone missing or been captured in France post-war. As other reviewers have mentioned, it can be grim reading, but provides an unglamourised glimpse at the running of SOE, and the, sometimes horrendous, mistakes which were made there. It also presents a portrait of a woman who never allowed anyone to really know her, and this leaves both the author and the reader to make guesses about her emotions and her motives. I think this is where the book is at it's weakest, but this isn't the author's fault, and she presents the material available to her in as clear and coherent a manner as possible. I also enjoyed the descriptions of her research when it involved Vera's family and friends, as it provided a more personal, humanising touch which sometimes was lacking in Vera's own relationships with others. I very much enjoyed the book, and found it "un-put-down-able", and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in SOE, the role of women in WW2, or even just wants to read a good biography.


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