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Seems OK but all the licence parts are out of date.
on 21 September 2015
I have only skim read this book at the moment and the content seems reasonable so far.
BUT this is a book about passing your test so I'd expect the sections on taking the test, licences etc to be up to date. Firstly I was disappointed though to read on page x "Since the text was prepared,there have been changes in the law. For details see website: www.uit.co.uk/B-PTBT/Errata". If I wanted to go on-line to read what these changes were I'd buy an e-book. Then I was even more disappointed to find out that this errata page does not even exist!
I am guessing that the changes referred to are around the licence requirements which is alluded to on page 7 "New licence laws come into force in 2013" but no further details are given. However as all the information in that section is completely out of date I think that this is a reasonable guess. The book was published in 2011, and the law changed in 2013 so I find it hard to believe that there was no time to revise this section, especially because the book has been reprinted since 2013 to add the statement on page x quoted earlier. Would it have been too hard to either get the original authors or even agency staff to update the relevant pages before the reprint or even at least ensure that the errata link worked?
I'm keeping the book for the advice given in some of the other chapters but I don't feel able to give this book a higher rating when the publisher knows that the content is wrong and has carried out such a half hearted attempt to correct it.