Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (39 of 49)


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Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series) by Benjamin Daniels
4.0 out of 5 stars Life's like that, 23 May 2014
I bought this book some time ago but have only just finished reading it. This is very relevant to the review in that it is exactly that type of book: one you can dip into every so often without losing the thread, mainly because there isn't really one at all, although there is a vague sense of a theme knitting it all together. Such as the recurrent points of bureaucracy and tick-box medicine.

Some of the opinions and thought processes might appear a little harsh at first glance, however Dr Daniels does make the effort to cushion the blow for those who find themselves outside of the medical sphere, and explains how the various characters and specialties within it think and behave… Read more
The New Woodfinishing Book by Michael Dresdner
The New Woodfinishing Book by Michael Dresdner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 8 Nov 2013
A very good reference book, equally suitable for beginner's, or advancing craftspeople in this field. There are a good number of pictures, it's well-presented, and follows a logical path to completing your own projects. There are some handy hints scattered throughout the book, and also a number of interesting and funny anecdotes from the author's personal experiences. Overall, I really like this book, and would recommend it to others.
The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management P&hellip by Steve Peters
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected., 14 Oct 2013
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. It is essentially a book to help you acquire, or perhaps develop, already existing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, but it is let down by the rather gimmicky, cartoonish way in which it is presented. I found the idea of creating the 'chimp', and the other systems, intriguing at first, but they added nothing to my experience, or understanding. The whole concept seemed to be driven home too frequently, for too long, and recapped every few sentences, as well as being lazily presented at times. I skipped a number of paragraphs which had become repetetive, without feeling that I had lost the… Read more

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