Thanks for the reply g1smd.
I'm in a bit of a pickle then because all my links and image sources don't start with a leading slash and there are thousands of links and images.
I think another rewrite is called for images:
RewriteRule ^(.*)/(.*)/images/$ ../images/
Do you think this would be appropriate? This would fix the image problems, but not all the links.
I now wish I had just put a slash at the beginning lol.
Do you think maybe it would be better if I just went and added a slash to the beginnings of all links? It would take me a while but if it is the better option?
Another option is it possible to do a rewrite rule to make instead of "www.example.com/book/motor_car" just become www.example.com/motor_car But then I guess the problem just changes links and images as /book/ would just become //