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The Undiscovered Self: Answers to Questions Raised by the Present World Crisis
The Undiscovered Self: Answers to Questions Raised by the Present World Crisis
by Carl Gustav Jung
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carl Gustav Jung's most accessible work!, 11 Sept. 2006
The Undiscovered Self: Answers to Questions Raised by the Present World Crisis is Carl Gustav Jung's most accessible book. Although written at the time of the cold war, his thoughts on the individual, religion and the state are as relevant today as they were then. It is a superb introduction to one of the greatest psychologists and philosophers of the 20th century and as it is so short and snappy, should be on everyone's reading list!


Krumnagel
Krumnagel
by Peter Ustinov
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intellectual irony and hilarity fans rejoice!, 9 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Krumnagel (Paperback)
Genius Ustiinov! This one is a must! It starts by taking a Chief of Police Bartram T. Krumnagel, an American, of Albanian origin, from a small mid-western American town who has an unbeatable talent for wrongful arrest. By virtue of keeping the streets safe by shooting on sight, it mirrors real-life stories of the American police, but how would such a stout defender of American liberty fare on British soil? He soon finds out when he shoots a trade-unionist and ends up in a British open prison for seven years. Think of Sharpe's Riotous Assembly and you're half way there!


A Course in Basic Scientific English: Student's Book
A Course in Basic Scientific English: Student's Book
by J.R. Ewer
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A solid Scientific English ESP course, 9 Sept. 2006
A Course in Basic Scientific English assumes that students have been studying English for about two years, and aims to give them a systematic basic knowledge of the main structures, structural words and vocabulary common to all branchess of science. The approach is essentially oral. The course consist of twelve Units. Each Unit contains a reading passage which introduces the words and structures to be studied in that Unit. The matérial is graded, the length of the passages and the passage and the complexity of the structures increasing as the students work throught the book. Strongly recommended as there are so few books around at this level yet the numbers of students at this level from the developing markets is increasing.


Age in Second Language Acquisition (Multilingual Matters)
Age in Second Language Acquisition (Multilingual Matters)
by Birgit Harley
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensible Input as the fundamental principle, 9 Sept. 2006
As we know, a source of variance in language acquisition is the nature of the language samples themselves which are presented to the learner as input for the acquisition process. In this book, Harley reviews a number of input studies in her analysis of age in second language acquisition and cites Stephen D. Krashen's assertion that "natural comprehensible input has become 'the fundamental principle' in second language acquisition". A useful study of the issue of age in learning any new language, but of particular interest to ELT professionals.


Mandela for Beginners
Mandela for Beginners
by Tony Pinchuck
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Mandela / Mandela for Beginners, 4 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Mandela for Beginners (Paperback)
This book, be it that you have the edition called introducing Mandela (the US name) or Mandela for Beginners (the UK name) is excellent beacuse it gives the reader the key historical colonial background information on South Africa to place the great man in context. Essential reading!


The Cathedral
The Cathedral
by Hugh Walpole
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Walpole's best, 3 Sept. 2006
This review is from: The Cathedral (Hardcover)
Hugh Walpole was sent to a series of boarding schools at Truro, Canterbury and Durham, where his observations of the intrigues of cathedral life were to be reflected and put to good use in many of his later novels - for example The Cathedral (1922). Today, The Cathedral is acknowledged as one of his best books:

"He could neither force nor falsify this emotion. If he did not feel it he did not feel it, and himself was the loser. But it sometimes occurred that the weather was bright, that his digestion was functioning admirably, that he liked his surroundings, that he had agreeable work, that his prospects were happy--then he literally beamed upon mankind and in his fancy showered upon the poor and humble largesse of glittering coin. In such a mood he loved every one, would pat children on the back, help old men along the road, listen to the long winnings of the reluctant poor. Utterly genuine he was; he meant every word that he spoke and every smile that he bestowed."


The Kenneth Grahame Day Book
The Kenneth Grahame Day Book
by Margery Coleman
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all Kenneth Grahame collectors and fans, 30 Aug. 2006
First published by Methuen in 1937 in hardback and then later in paperback, the contents of 'The Kenneth Grahame Day Book' are drawn from seven of Kenneth Grahame's volumes: 'The Wind in the Willows', 'Dream Days', 'The Golden Age', 'Pagan Papers', 'The Headswoman', 'The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children' and 'Life, Letters and Unpublished Work'. Margery Coleman's 366 day by day selections are wonderfully chosen and this book is a must for all Kenneth Grahame collectors and fans.


BBC Beginner's English Course: Stage 1: Student's Book
BBC Beginner's English Course: Stage 1: Student's Book
by Judy Garton-Sprenger
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners, 29 Aug. 2006
Part of a course designed for use in the modern classroom and written for today's adult and secondary school student of English. It aims to take complete beginners to the point where they can communicate effectively and with confidence in everyday situations. The course is split into two stages each giving approximately 120-150 hours of teaching material. Each stage offers: a student's book providing practical communicative activities and revision work; two class cassettes providing realistic dialogues, news items, announcements and short stories; three language review cassettes featuring pronunciation and structure practice for the language laboratory, the classroom or private study; a workbook which offers a variety of written exercises ideal for homework or private study; a detaile teacher's book giving full support for the teacher as well as ideas for warm-up tasks, classroom management and the development of learning skills, as well as a full set of scripts and answers to the exercises. This first stage guides students through basic functions and structures and gives them an everyday vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words. The second stage consolidates and expands the work done in Stage 1.


The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Macmillan's Cottage Library)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Macmillan's Cottage Library)
by E. M Delafield
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rich dry humour that has inspired and delighted many!, 16 Aug. 2006
The provincial lady has a nice house, a nice husband (usually asleep behind "The Times") and nice children. In fact, maintaining niceness is her raison d'etre. She never raises her voice, rarely ventures outside Devon and would be truly appalled by the confessional mode of the 20th century. Full of adorable unspoken questions, rejoinders and self-deprecating humour which the Provincial Lady glady pours upon herself. I don't know if it was the pronoun-free diary style or just classic dry wit, but early on I wondered if Helen Fielding had read it and some of the Provincial Lady's self-consciousness and eternal consideration of "appropriate" seeped into Bridget Jones.


Mary, Queen of Scots: Fair Devil of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots: Fair Devil of Scotland
by Jean Plaidy
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic historical docu-fiction : Plaidy at her best, 14 Aug. 2006
Mary Queen of Scots is the most romantic and enigmatic queen in history. When she came to Scotland from a life of cloistered luxury at the French Court she was pitched into the center of a political storm. She found Scotland barbaric, hostile - and fascinating. When her marriage to the arrogant Lord Darnley ended in murder, and Mary was abducted by Bothwell, the brutal, ambitious Scottish lord who had plotted Darnley's death, she was on the road that was to lead her to the execution block.


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