Christopher Halo

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Edexcel GCE History - A2: Unit 4 Coursework Book by Martin Collier
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 23 Jan 2010
I study History with Edexcel. I managed to get an A at AS level - however, this was in spite of Edexcel: the course books were not released on time, and their website is almost impossible to navigate. This book is entirely useless - it's an expensive notebook for writing your coursework ideas in.

Edexcel have also not yet released certain books for the A2 syllabus, such as the course book for "America: Boom to Bust", which is now due to be released in June - the month of the examinations! They need to get their act together, and - instead of producing pieces of junk like this - get the textbooks out to teachers and students!
"Just a Minute": The Best of 2009 (BBC Audio) by Just a Minute
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As usual, brilliant, 22 Dec 2009
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Just A Minute is, of course, a radio institution, one of the best-loved comedy shows on the radio. This CD has four episodes picked from the excellent 2009 series - alas, the last to feature Clement Freud, who died earlier this year, his lugubrious, and hilarious, tones no longer to echo down the wireless.

I'd prefer it if the BBC just released a whole series, rather than picking certain episodes, but never mind. For what it is, it's perhaps a little expensive, but there are still more laughs to be found in this one item than in many of the best TV comedy shows. Recommended...
What Price Liberty?: How Freedom Was Won and Is Be&hellip by Ben Wilson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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For anyone interested - and, after you've read this book, how could you not be interested? - in the fight for liberty, this book is, if not essential reading, close to it.

Ben Wilson takes a fairly standard formulaic approach to it, going chronologically forward from about the 1600s, to the modern day, drawing parallels, and explaining how things were done differently, how little liberty we had, how much was won - and, the whole point: how much liberty we are losing to the usual culprits: ID, CCTV, a paranoid state, etc. The conclusion I enjoyed most, however, was one I've had for a long time - it's not necessarily the state taking away our rights, but we are surrendering them… Read more

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