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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Deagol wrote:
> Sounds a bit concerning that you don't want to pull the lift-out ribbon because you are worried it might come off. Is that just good old-fashioned paranoia, or do you have cause to think it might not be strongly constructed?

It is just my paranoia. It is well put together. I have just given it a good tug and it is still in one piece!! For those that haven't seen one yet, the ribbon lifts up a hinged flap inside the clamshell raising the book up out of its protective coccon, which is a much closer fit than with CoH, so no rattling around.


I missed this, it works fine on my copy.

Posted on: 2009/5/29 21:31


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I noticed another difference, the Tray Case for the Children of Hurin is Morocco (i.e. Goatskin leather), but for the Legend of Sigurd and Gudren it appears to be Cow leather, the grain is much bigger and if you look at my first photo at full resolution you will see the difference. Morocco is more expensive than Leather from Cows, so it looks like someone in HarperCollins was trying to save money on this book.

I am thinking about complaining to HarperCollins about the pull-out ribbon as the design on the Super Deluxe COH works perfectly, so if anyone can explain how the new desisgn works, then please post here (I believe that the ribbon needs to be longer to work from its attached position, it is below the book currently).

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/5/29 6:09


Re: UK only - Michael Wood on Beowulf (BBC 4)
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I watched this last night, and I recommend anyone who is interested in Beowulf to watch because they show the original manuscript (first time it has ever been shown on TV).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... /Michael_Wood_on_Beowulf/

Posted on: 2009/5/29 5:01


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Here are some more pictures of the SuperDeluxe COH and Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun for comparison.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3327/img0046jlf.jpg

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4302/img0047f.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2372/img0048n.jpg

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5265/img0045m.jpg

There are differences between the two books in book size and clamshell size, but they do look nice together. The lift out ribbon as you can see in the pictures is attached differently to COH, and I can't see how this new design is meant to work.

I ordered at about 12pm and my copy is number 73. I was also impressed with the huge box that it came in which was very well packed.

Posted on: 2009/5/29 4:55


UK only - Michael Wood on Beowulf (BBC 4)
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This is part of the BBC poetry season.

"Historian Michael Wood returns to his first great love, the Anglo-Saxon world, to reveal the origins of our literary heritage. Focusing on Beowulf and drawing on other Anglo-Saxon classics, he traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages.

Travelling across the British Isles from East Anglia to Scotland and with the help of Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, actor Julian Glover, local historians and enthusiasts, he brings the story and language of this iconic poem to life."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kpv23

Should be available on the BBC iPlayer service for the next 7 days as well, only for UK visitors though.

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/5/28 10:44



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