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Leitz Hole Punch, 30 Sheets, Guide Bar with Format Markings, Metal, Style Range, 50060069 - Titan Blue
Leitz Hole Punch, 30 Sheets, Guide Bar with Format Markings, Metal, Style Range, 50060069 - Titan Blue
Price: £11.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, 21 May 2017
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This smart hole punch cuts precisely. The paper guide is exceptional. Easy to position and very clearly marked. Some might find the strong springs hard work.


The Unwomanly Face of War (Penguin Classics)
The Unwomanly Face of War (Penguin Classics)
by Svetlana Alexievich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

3.0 out of 5 stars Spoiled by extreme prejudice., 21 May 2017
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The author is a skilled writer and collator, but unfortunately her extreme prejudices prevent her from treating people and history objectively. For example she insists that all women regard all war as murder and paints men as feeling the opposite. This clearly is not true and colours everything that she has written.

As a result of the author's bias you only get to read about a minority attitude of women at war. That said it is still a value record.


Key Stage 2 Maths Practice Papers: KS2 Maths, Ages 7-11 (SATs for new national curriculum) (Schofield & Sims Practice Papers)
Key Stage 2 Maths Practice Papers: KS2 Maths, Ages 7-11 (SATs for new national curriculum) (Schofield & Sims Practice Papers)
by Hilary Koll
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Use with caution, 21 May 2017
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This is a full set of KS exam style practice papers. It is paper bound for economy and is sealed in a paper envelope.

I would caution parents and teachers against repeatedly using exam practice papers as preparation. One set of papers is useful to demistify the exam and spot hidden weakness. That should be enough for most children at this level. Regular testing is good, but it should not be as broad as the entire subject.


New Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition - AQA Exam Practice Workbook (includes Answers)
New Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition - AQA Exam Practice Workbook (includes Answers)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Companion to the CGP revision guide, 20 May 2017
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This is a full set of GCSE exam style questions for practice.
Answers for each question are at the back showing how marks are distributed.
The booklet has a tough protective cover.
In a few places there are words highlighted in blue on a blue wash, which is not ideal.


HP 304A 3-pack Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (CF372AM)
HP 304A 3-pack Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original LaserJet Toner Cartridges (CF372AM)
Price: £264.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good condition genuine HP cartridges, 20 May 2017
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This is a set of good condition genuine HP colour cartridges, boxed as pictured. ( Black is not included.)
Provided you follow the installation instructions, you should not have any problems.
These cartridges will fit only LASERJET CM2320 or CP2025
The price is slightly below market rate. No delay in delivery.


Intimuse Women's Pergia Dress, Multicoloured (Camouflage Bedruckt 111), 40
Intimuse Women's Pergia Dress, Multicoloured (Camouflage Bedruckt 111), 40
Price: £27.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Slim fit, 19 May 2017
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You will need to be no more than average height and modest bust, for this dress to be a good fit.

I am told camoflage is in vogue, but I am a loss is to how this pattern would not look any other than out of place except at a themed party.

The cut is flattering. The dress well stitiched. The material is partially transparent, yet probably to warm for hotter summer weather.


Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers! (Dummies Junior)
Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers! (Dummies Junior)
by Chris Minnick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.74

3.0 out of 5 stars BIts and pieces, 19 May 2017
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The book is mistitled because it is about playing with web code, not computer code. The is an assumption that you have web access and may use Chrome. Coding is done using a free online devolpment tool called JSFiddle.

In the first chapter 3 different programming languages are introduced. I feel this is overloading. Making matters worse was a mistake at the end of the chapter concerning sharing your work. The instructions do not work, as the share function does not exist on the latest version of JSFiddle.

There are other mistakes as well, such as pushing the femminst myth that Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program.

Who this book is aimed at is unclear. It does not seem appropriate for younger children and a more substantial approach would be better for older children and adults. Either way a learner is going to need additional outside help.


Fundamentals of Care: A Textbook for Health and Social Care Assistants
Fundamentals of Care: A Textbook for Health and Social Care Assistants
by Ian Peate
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.24

2.0 out of 5 stars Wishy washy, 19 May 2017
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Educational test should be trying to set high standards to aspire to and this one does not. It appears to be an acceptance that muddling through some material to get a certificate is somehow acceptable. It isn't

There are some faults with the general presentation. Colour coding the pages of each chapter is helpful. Having coloured text on the same coloured wash makes reading difficult, as does white text on light washes. For some inexplicicable reason, coloured information boxes have titles which are half inside and half outside the box. This is very annoying and distracting to look at.

There is some good content, but most of at is waffle. Worst is the chapter on mental health. Sadly something which it has in common with most other texts. Whoever has written the chapter on mental health does not understand what they have written about.

Safeguarding should be at the top of everyone's agenda. It feels like an afterthought. It also concerns me that the reality of safeguarding practice is ignored. This book gives the false impression that social workers and health workers react to safeguarding referals responsibly. In my experience they do not and in most cases they ignore their safeguarding responsibility altogether. Carers need to be prepared from the outset to repeat safeguarding referals, check that they are being responding to and keep proper records.

In places the text deals only with institutional care when it also should refer to home care.


The Science of Cooking
The Science of Cooking
by Joseph J. Provost
Edition: Paperback
Price: £45.60

4.0 out of 5 stars A lot to digest, 19 May 2017
This review is from: The Science of Cooking (Paperback)
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I think that it is wrongheaded to aim this material at non-science students. I think it is only of interest to those who have a combined interest in both science and cooking. That said the information is valuable to those with the right background.

My second criticism is the size of the text. It is too large for a student to carry around as a course book, so it would have been more honest to have described it as a library reference book.


Marvel: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Marvel: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
by Shannon Hale
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Muddled, 19 May 2017
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This novel is all over the place.

Sentimentally the book seems to have been written for primary school girls, but the theme of Live Action Role Playing is not suitable for that age group.

The prose is messy. It jumps between teenage diary into third person from sentence to sentence. When in third person, there is no excuse for the poor sentence construction.

Some of the Americanisms you need to forgive, but the inappropriate use of "totally" and "actually", should concern parents.

American settings and cultural references might be hard for younger readers to understand.

There are no illustrations to help younger readers.

Squirrel Girl is a girl with a fluffy tail that that can summon a horde of squirrels (remember Ron Ely's Tarzan hollering for animal assistance?). She is alright for a bit of silly novelty comedy, but trying to flesh her out into a more substantial character I think is doomed to failure. There is also a strong argument for some characters back story being left up to your imagination.


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