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Bodies By Design: The 2nd Jasmine Frame Novel (Jasmine Frame Detective)
Bodies By Design: The 2nd Jasmine Frame Novel (Jasmine Frame Detective)
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Painted Ladies, 19 Mar. 2016
I had enjoyed Painted Ladies and was pleased to find that Bodies by Design was if anything even better. Like PL, BBD shows the great range of types of sexual/gender identity - not exhaustively, I hasten to say; I think what the book does is open the reader's eyes to the fact that it's not safe to make assumptions about this aspect (these aspects?) of an individual or what looks like a group of people. Again as with PL, BBD made me angry about the prejudice and nastiness of some people who unthinkingly perpetuate simplistic conventional attitudes.
Probably largely on the strength of reading these two books, I recently signed a petition calling for transgender women to be allowed to use female public toilets (I hope I've remembered that correctly).
I have also lent both books to a friend currently dealing with transgender issues herself.


Painted Ladies: A Jasmine Frame Story
Painted Ladies: A Jasmine Frame Story
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not just a good read, an insight into the world of transgender people, 19 Mar. 2016
I enjoyed this book very much. It wasn't just a good read, it gave me - someone who knew little about what I now realize is a large and complex subject area - an insight into the world of transgender people.

I read this book quite a while ago and can't remember enough to comment in more detail now, but one characteristic stands out as I look back on it now: the book 's protagonist is an engaging, likeable human being who happens to have gender issues. These issues are of consuming importance to her, but she is nevertheless first and foremost a person.


Essential GCSE Latin (Ocr Gcse)
Essential GCSE Latin (Ocr Gcse)
by John Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that really *explains* Latin grammar, 26 April 2014
I have never before come across a grammar book that explains not just the meaning of grammatical terms but also their etymology - their literal sense. For example:
"Latin verbs fall into four main patterns called 'conjugations' (= joined together, i.e. families of verbs)."
"The word 'perfect' in grammar means 'completed' (rather than 'faultless: compare 'imperfect', page 71). The perfect tense refers to a completed action in the past."
"'Pluperfect' literally means 'more than perfect': it refers to something that 'had already' happened at a point in the past referred to by a perfect or imperfect tense."
Writing in a refreshingly relaxed style ("A vocative is usually easy to spot in a sentence. It is often separated off by a comma or commas."), the author pinpoints common mistakes throughout the book, and includes lists of "Important words with more than one meaning" and "Words easily confused".

With its contents carefully designed to encompass everything needed by those sitting GCSE, this book will provide reassurance and an excellent structural basis for revision.


HOMEFRONT FULLY FITTED WASHABLE SINGLE SIZE MATTRESS COVER (200 x 107 cm)
HOMEFRONT FULLY FITTED WASHABLE SINGLE SIZE MATTRESS COVER (200 x 107 cm)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than the tape-fixed electric blankets, 11 Dec. 2013
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I chose this because of the fitting system. It lives up to expectations in this respect. It is also good to see that the heating element extends almost to the edge of the bed.


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