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Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
12 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Time, 27 Aug 2013
Our book group has this as a title on the September 2013 reading list so I had no choice but to plough through it.

The plot is a non-event, nothing extraordinary happens apart from the fact the main female character of Hungarian extraction, goes to boarding school, doesn't like it, comes home again and there isn't much else.

The characterisation is tedious and one dimensionsal. The author comes very much from the 'All Men are Ba***ards' school, as all of the male protagonists are dreadful. One struggles to find one redeeming feature from any of the boys or men mentioned in the story.

I am quite surprised that this book actually reached the long list for… Read more
BlackBerry PlayBook - Tablet - 64 GB - 7" TFT ( 10&hellip by Research In Motion
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have been using the Playbook for about a month now so this is a review with the benefit of time. The device is well designed, works fine and is excellent value for money. It's true the Playbook doesn't have the thousands of aps on the iPad, but realistically, how many of those aps are indispensable?

The Playbook is great for checking e.mails, surfing the Web and for reading using the Kobo application which is surprisingly good.

It's also very capable of showing films and videos from YouTube.

It took a while to learn how to synchronize files from the PC to the device, I had to contact BlackBerry support for help with this. I found their help to be… Read more
Architect's Pocket Book by Ann Ross
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Indispensible, 4 Oct 1999
This little gem is essential for any architect, builder, surveyor, engineer, student, in fact anyone connected with the building industry. Information is clearly presented in a no-nonsense style. The well illutrated diagrams help the building regs. appear almost logical...

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