Budge Burgess

Writer in Residence
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,096
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (17,717 of 19,394)
Location: Troon, Scotland
In My Own Words:
Former Probation Officer, now transforming myself into a full time writer. I'm a member of the National Union of Journalists, but am concentrating on fiction writing. I've had numerous short stories published in the UK and US and am working on a crime fiction novel and a screenplay. I'm also developing an online apocalyptic novel ("Like Fleas on a Dog's Back") at my website - www.budgeburg… Read more

Meeting people, enjoying a quiet pint, reading, writing, walking, and generally keeping alert.

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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with&hellip by M.K. Gandhi
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Gandhi described his life as a series of experiments in truth, and his autobiography does take on a serial format - you start at the beginning, you progress to a final chapter. Autobiographies can and do fall into this serial trap - they recount episodes, they do not offer a critical evaluation, do not necessarily give any real or accurate insight into the emergence of the thinking or philosophy of a man as significant in 20th century history as Gandhi.

What is missing from this Autobiography is an historical perspective - siting the man in the India of his childhood, the England of his legal education, the South Africa of his emergence, and back again to the India he would help… Read more
AS/A-Level English Literature: Doctor Faustus Stud&hellip by Anne Crow
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A word of caution needs to be delivered about all study notes - they won't answer the question for you, they won't pass your exams for you. Read the play in conjunction with them, use the notes to stimulate ideas and questions, not to find answers. Good notes should fuel your enthusiasm as well as your knowledge.

With that caveat safely out of the way, what needs to be said about this AS/A level guide? Well, first of all, it does precisely what it says on the label - it's a guide for 6th year studies at secondary school, and may translate into a useful resource for 1st year university. That's the level it's pitched at. The more sophisticated or prestigious your level of… Read more
HP ScanJet G2410 Flatbed Scanner by HP
57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
This is a highly practical and easy to use product - insert CD to load the software, plug in the scanner, connect it to your computer via the USB cable provided and, hey presto, it's up and running in under five minutes (or 15 if, like me, you forget to press the on switch to the rear of the right hand side of the machine): once you realise you need to switch it on, it works like a charm.

Within an afternoon I'd scanned in scores of old photos and uploaded many of them to Facebook and other outlets. Picture quality is excellent, the software to enhance and improve upon colour, brightness, contrast, etc., works simply, and you can readily re-size and re-orientate your… Read more

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