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Guestbook Archive - August 2013

My son has just started using your key stage 2 Maths book. He is about to start Year 6. He has dyslexia. He loves the pictures and humour and different coloured writing to emphasise key words or concepts. The layout of the book helps him process and remember the information.

Kim — London, United Kingdom — 30 Aug 2013 at 16:32:57

How likely is it for further maths to come out this year?

Ramsi — Leeds, United Kingdom — 25 Aug 2013 at 14:54:56

Guestbook Editor: I'd go so far as to say that it's not unlikely at all. Stay tuned.

My son has been using your revision guides since he started GCSE 4 years ago, he has now completed his A levels. His school books are chaotic so his revision has relied completely on your books. For every exam has has taken under CGP guidance,and there have been many, he has obtained an A star. I cannot put into words how wonderful your books are and we plan to continue to use them for my daughter who is also on her way through the exam system. I only wish you did a set for medical school to help him further on his journey. Thank you for making our life easier and to all those considering buying CGP books, all you need to know to do well is in those books, go for it!

P — newcastle, United Kingdom — 24 Aug 2013 at 10:19:16

I just read your "21 killer revision tips" and just wanted to thank you. From now on I am going to start revising by osmosis, I can't believe I never thought of it before! You have opened my eyes and for that I am truly grateful!!

Sarphia — Brighton, United Kingdom — 23 Aug 2013 at 21:11:27

Guestbook Editor: It works.


CGP's legal team would like to point out that this diagram is provided solely for entertainment purposes. In a CGP-commissioned scientific study, the group of students who attempted to revise by osmosis whilst asleep obtained slightly worse exam results than the control group who didn't revise at all. So don't do it. Science says so.

My son in Year 5 and has been using CGP books for some time now. I just ordered 12 more books from your vast range of books. They are so wonderful and my son is happy to work on them. He has improved so much after working with CGP books. With the answer booklet it's so easy for me too. Thank you CGP for all your wonderful books.

Bashini — Colombo, Sri Lanka — 23 Aug 2013 at 03:18:12

Right, I'm doing Edexcel Business Studies, any plans for a edexcel business workbook for gcse? Or should I buy the aqa one my exam is in the summer of 2015! Thank you.

Dorothy — Islington , United Kingdom — 23 Aug 2013 at 00:56:10

Guestbook Editor: Your best bet is to go for one of our 'general' GCSE Business Studies books — these cover AQA, OCR and Edexcel. You can choose from our Complete Revision & Practice book (BUHS43), Revision Guide (BUHR43) and Workbook (BUHW43). Enjoy.

I had chicken marinaded in a garlic, ginger and chilli sauce, served with boiled potatoes and green beans.
(Big fan of the books too)

Huckleberry — London, United Kingdom — 22 Aug 2013 at 21:10:21

Interesting. Just wondering why your products are sold in every major country but not in bookstores in the USA. CGP isn't harboring any latent animosity since 1776 are you?

Claudette — Oklahoma City, United States of America — 22 Aug 2013 at 16:21:19

Guestbook Editor: Of course not — our animosity towards the USA stems from 2001, when the American actor Renée Zellweger was cast in the quintessentially British role of Bridget Jones. (We did get our own back somewhat with Hugh Laurie in House, Idris Elba and Dominic West in The Wire and, um, Michelle Ryan in The Bionic Woman, but we're still fuming.)

The actual answer is that we'd love to sell our books in the US... if you ask your local bookstore to get in touch with us, we'll happily provide them with some stock. It could be the start of a very special relationship.

"Back to Previous Page | To the top of this page"
This can be nicely said! ..
Awesome forum posts. Appreciate it!

Bridget — Marysville, United Kingdom — 21 Aug 2013 at 23:42:37

Guestbook Editor: This is probably my favourite of the automated spam comments we've had recently.

Any plans for a GCSE Italian book soon?
The idea sounds rather arousing to me.

Toxic B — Backerton, United Kingdom — 21 Aug 2013 at 22:39:22

Guestbook Editor: Yes, my interest is also aroused by that suggestion. We'll have a think about it.

(Commenting on book SPHIC41, GCSE Spanish Interactive Vocab Tester - DVD-ROM and Vocab Book (A*-G course)

This is an exceedingly worthy programme of excellence - CGP, you're a star. My son loved it and I'm glad to say that it's the reason for his A* in AQA Spanish Controlled Assessment. There's a myriad of vocab all of which enunciated precisely! Simply wonderful.

Yes, I would certainly recommend this to anyone!

Christine — London, United Kingdom — 09 Aug 2013 at 16:04:26

Hello again — I would just like to add that (unfortunately) I do not plan to go into "a career in marketing" with my evil "powers of persuasive writing", but it could be an alternative to my job of ruling the world!!!!!
Also, I would just like to push for more information with my brilliant skills. When you say "That's not to say they won't happen", does this mean there is a glimmer of hope of the books in the future!!!! Is CGP going to save us chemistry students to rule the world?
Plus, I would like to say for the short term I have bought one of your fantastic Complete Revision & Practice books, thank you guestbook person for all your splendid, polite and compassionate help in my time of need!!!

Marco polo — Victoria, Seychelles — 09 Aug 2013 at 14:08:32

Guestbook Editor: You’re very welcome. There’s always a glimmer of hope when CGP is around, but I’d advise against holding your breath for these particular books — it’s pretty unlikely that they’ll appear before the summer 2014 exams.

Still, your Complete Revision & Practice book contains plenty to help you on the way to world domination. I look forward to cowering beneath the yoke of your irrefutable authority in the near future. Good luck!

I have to say, these books are invaluable. As a teacher, I use these to plan my lessons and to additionally provide students with advice on how to improve their reading and writing skills at GCSE. The customer service I received is impeccable — very responsive and personable. I would highly recommend these books to both students and teachers aiming to get the best in the classroom. Thank you so much CGP

Rochelle Mills — Ilford, United Kingdom — 09 Aug 2013 at 10:37:12

Dear guestbook person,
In 1985, Simply Red related the woes of the economically downtrodden in the cover of The Valentine Brothers' hit "Money's Too Tight (to Mention)".
However, in the 1997 posthumous Notorious B.I.G. hit "Mo Money Mo Problems", Kelly Price sings: "It's like the more money we come across, The more problems we see".
So, who is right - Michael "Mick" Hucknall or Christopher George Latore Wallace?

Jeremy Taxman — London, United Kingdom — 07 Aug 2013 at 14:40:47

Guestbook Editor: It's a tricky one, all right. In situations like this, I like to refer to the works of other pop-culture greats to help me come to an informed and balanced opinion. For example, who could forget Wyclef Jean's millennial contribution to the debate:

"I got a pocket full of cheese and a garden full of trees... it doesn't matter!"

In this song (2000's "It Doesn't Matter"), he argues that having a lot of money (or "cheese") will make your peers feel jealous and bitter, leading to a situation where Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the only person prepared to do a duet with you.

And yet, it’s difficult to ignore Abba’s 1976 contention that, “If I got me a wealthy man, I wouldn’t have to work at all — I’d fool around and have a ball.”

Perhaps ultimately we should all ponder the question raised by Teenage Fanclub in 1997: “Here is a sunrise… ain’t that enough?” Money isn't everything, after all.

Or is it?

Hello, Guestbook editor, our link to the world of CGP! I would like to ask politely if you are going to make an A-level Chemistry OCR B Salters "The Complete Course" book to save all us poor students who have to put up with the "official" books for the course, only CGP can save us with its witty humour and straightforward explanations !!! P.S Think of all the money you can make with a NEW Complete course book, you'll make a bomb!! Thank you Marco polo.

Marco polo — Millom, United Kingdom — 06 Aug 2013 at 16:26:57

Guestbook Editor: Hello — thank you for your polite enqiry. I'm impressed by your powers of persuasive writing, particularly the striking use of capital letters. Have you considered a career in marketing? Basically all you have to do is say things like "NEW" and "straightforward explanations!!!", and you've mastered that already.

Unfortunately, I can't offer you much solid information about Complete Course books for OCR B Chemistry. That's not to say they won't happen, but our Complete Revision & Practice books for this course will be your best bet in the short term.

Hello CGP! An English pen-pal of mine recommended me your products; I was very impressed by them and rummaged through every bookshop I knew to obtain a physical copy of your books, but to no avail. I was wondering if you guys export goods here at all, or would I have to resort to ordering online?

Some Poor Teenage Bloke With Below Median Grades — Singapore, Singapore — 03 Aug 2013 at 09:49:30

Guestbook Editor: Yes, absolutely — we send our books all over the world. Just drop us an email at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk for more specific details.

Despite the corny jokes, especially regarding the Mr Pip posting, I too would be very grateful if you would reconsider creating a Mr Pip revision guide. It will save my sanity as I tackle this text with my son.

Your guides have enabled me to survive one set of gcses and a levels and I thank you for producing well-written and entertaining guides. (No I am not just saying this to get you to reconsider!)

Carolyn Gould — Telford, United Kingdom — 02 Aug 2013 at 22:05:26

(Commenting on book MP1Q11, Practise & Learn: Maths (Ages 5-6)

What a dandy book! With this, I believe I can turn a failing economy around!

The Right Honourable G-- Osborne — The Exchequer, United Kingdom — 02 Aug 2013 at 10:40:07

Guestbook Editor: Political satire on the CGP website... whatever next?