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If in doubt check it out...,
This review is from: Oxbridge Entrance: The Real Rules (Paperback)If the whole application process for Oxford and Cambridge is an unknown quantity then you can't go wrong reading as much about the topic as possible. There are some useful tips regarding A-levels and the run up to interviews in this book. It is at least worth pulling out of your local library.
If, however, you are a fairly mature and independant adult with a little knowledge of what to expect then I would not recommend this book. The author is not only regularly factually incorrect about many different issues pertaining to both Oxford and Cambridge (some statements are outdated, sometimes she is ill informed, and sometimes she lies unashamedly) but she is patronising, judgemental and has an inferiority complex. It therefore makes what would be an average and often uninformed book, a very frustrating read. If you want help getting yourself or your child into Oxbridge, reading this book may encourage prejudices which will actually inhibit your entrance. Make sure you read around the subject and take everything in this book with a large pinch of salt.