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A Lecturer's Guide to Further Education: Inside th&hellip by Dennis Hayes
I came across this book on the reading list of the teacher training course I attended recently. The title does not promise much and I expected a rather tedious account of the FE sector. What I found instead was a collection of articles written by the editors as well as others, which gave a good review of the history of the FE sector, as well as sharp criticism of various policies adopted over the years by the ever changing politicians in charge of education.

The articles are well referenced and written by people with a lot of teaching experience. It is wonderfully subversive, refusing to pander to any of the changing fashions in education and never giving in to the dictates of… Read more
Asus 1001PX 10.1 inch netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.6&hellip by ASUS
This netbook arrived quickly, so full marks to Amazon on the delivery.
I quickly discovered that the headset output was dead, so there was no way of listening to music in the company of other people without disturbing everybody else. I reported this to Amazon, who could not replace it as the netbook was out of stock. They suggested that I contact the manufacturer, Asus, under warranty. And this was the start of the real trouble.

Asus had the netbook collected from me and then kept me waiting for a replacement part (a motherboard, I suspect) for over a month. Then they informed me that the netbook could not be fixed and offered me either a refund or a replacement to a similar… Read more
Beano Annual 2011 by D C Thomson & Co
Beano Annual 2011 by D C Thomson & Co
I bought this as a Christmas present to the son of friends. He loves Beano and so it is not surprising that he enjoyed this one very much.

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