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Danny and the Dog Shit
Danny and the Dog Shit
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 20 July 2014
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Accurate and realistic - anyone who's been in the job can relate to the content.


Netgear WN3000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
Netgear WN3000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact, easy to set up and works a treat, 9 Oct 2012
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This item was purchased to replace a router that was being used as a network extender. I wanted something that was more compact and less obtrusive and this extender is perfect.

It plugs straight into the mains socket, so there's no trailing wires. Push a button on your router and another on the extender, they talk to each other and connect!

There's some loss of data speed through the extender, but that's inevitable and it does make this clear in the instructions.


Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer
Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same stuff - different county, 7 May 2012
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Every one of us who have patrolled the mean streets of Britain will have stories similar to the ones that John Donoghue has recounted. Not all of us have the wit and skill to put them into a book.

I've been in houses where you have to wipe your feet on the way out. Where the washing machine is kept in the front garden and where the only source of light is the plasma screen TV. John speaks from experience - an experience that most people would find hard to believe. If anyone doubts the squalor that people choose to surround themselves with in 21st Century Britain, then let me assure you that none of John's claims are exaggerated.

A true and accurate record of frontline policing. It will appeal to those who've been 'in the job' and will open the eyes of those who think that all we do is persecute innocent motorists. There's even a salutary tale about the consequences of speeding in there.

Well worth the read.


Bravo Jubilee
Bravo Jubilee
by Charlie Owen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep them coming Charlie!, 14 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Bravo Jubilee (Paperback)
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books from Charlie Owen, I was not disappointed with this one. Charlie Owen continues to develop the characters introduced in Horses Arse and introduces new stars to the mix.

The book contains some graphic descriptions of violence and references to the sexual peccadilloes of a number of the characters, so don't let the kids get a hold of it!

I won't spoil your reading by going into too much detail, nor will I give you any spoilers. All I'll say is that I've ordered the fourth book in the series already and it hasn't even been printed yet.


It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of Classroom Hell
It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of Classroom Hell
by Frank Chalk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.79

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frighteningly true, 30 Sep 2006
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From my experience of secondary education in a deprived inner city school, I have to say that there is nothing in the book that surprised me. It may be a crumb of comfort to Frank that there are other teachers who are buckling under the same pressures as him and his colleagues.

This book is wittily written, with Frank's unique attitude to discipline showing through on many occasions. I wonder if Frank knows any primary school teachers who are willing to commit their views to print? It would be interesting to find out why so many kids, sorry, learners, manage to get to the age of 11 without being able to read or write.


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