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Ania Heasley  Identity Verified
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Jan 2

If you wonder what the day to day life of a court and police interpreters like, I would like to recommend a book on the subject, by one such interpreter.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/View-Dock-Diary-Court-Interpreter/dp/1676346376/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=view%20from%20the%20dock&qid=1577959914&sr=
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If you wonder what the day to day life of a court and police interpreters like, I would like to recommend a book on the subject, by one such interpreter.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/View-Dock-Diary-Court-Interpreter/dp/1676346376/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=view%20from%20the%20dock&qid=1577959914&sr=8-1
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Tom in London
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INteresting Jan 2

Very interesting - thanks (although if I buy it I will not be buying it from Amazon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrUYS9UTeU

[Edited at 2020-01-02 12:57 GMT]


 

Ania Heasley  Identity Verified
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Why not from Amazon? Jan 2

Tom, why won't you buy it from Amazon? I don't think it is available anywhere else. Just like an increasing majority of everything we buy these days

 

Tom in London
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Because Jan 2

Ania Heasley wrote:

Tom, why won't you buy it from Amazon?


Because of the terrible working conditions and because Amazon doesn't pay its taxes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrUYS9UTeU

[Edited at 2020-01-02 12:58 GMT]


 

Tom in London
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Ania Heasley  Identity Verified
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Off off topic Jan 5

Tom,
Since this is already an off topic, I will make it off off topic, and ask you, in all seriousness, if you are boycotting amazon, where do you buy books? Reference books, unusual books, unique books, self-published books, books which have no chance of being displayed in the likes of Waterstone's etc, because the world of publishing has gone online in a vast majority of cases?
Thanks
Ania


 

Tom in London
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Bookfinder Jan 6

Ania Heasley wrote:

Tom,
Since this is already an off topic, I will make it off off topic, and ask you, in all seriousness, if you are boycotting amazon, where do you buy books? Reference books, unusual books, unique books, self-published books, books which have no chance of being displayed in the likes of Waterstone's etc, because the world of publishing has gone online in a vast majority of cases?
Thanks
Ania


Bookfinder is owned by Amazon but when you find the book you're looking for, you can select a reseller that isn't Amazon!

https://www.bookfinder.com/

For example yesterday I searched for this Italian book https://officinalibraria.net/shop/giuliano-da-sangallo/ using Bookfinder and then bought it from a small traditional antiquarian bookseller based in Dulverton (Somerset) - who was offering the best price.


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Ania Heasley  Identity Verified
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Bookfinder limitations Jan 6

Thank you for the link. I had a look. But. It only works if you know exactly what you are looking for. I typed in 'medical interpreting' and it brought up loads of titles, but only if they contain the words medical and interpreting, but it wouldn't bring up e.g. 'Interpretation in medical setting' or different combinations.
I think you are missing out, seriously. Amazon is a huge bookshop, a delight to browse. I think it's a case of if you can't beat them, join them.


 

Tom in London
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Yes but Jan 6

Ania Heasley wrote:

Thank you for the link. I had a look. But. It only works if you know exactly what you are looking for. I typed in 'medical interpreting' and it brought up loads of titles, but only if they contain the words medical and interpreting, but it wouldn't bring up e.g. 'Interpretation in medical setting' or different combinations.
I think you are missing out, seriously. Amazon is a huge bookshop, a delight to browse. I think it's a case of if you can't beat them, join them.



I use Amazon to read book reviews, and identify books I want. Then when I have title and Author, I use Bookfinder to search for that book. Easy!


Ania Heasley
 

Ania Heasley  Identity Verified
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I see Jan 6

Oh, I see. So you do go on Amazon for reference but not to buy. That makes more sense now!

Tom in London
 


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