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Re: A Film Portrait of J R R Tolkien
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I think it would make a great commercial DVD and it would sell very well over the next couple of years because of the Hobbit films.

I asked David Brawns from Harper Collins last year if they would consider releasing this on DVD and he said that HC would consider it.

Beren, with your contacts at HC could you give him a gentle reminder.

Posted on: 2008/1/13 3:16


Re: This made me laugh
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Yet another one, As far as I can see this is a fake.
Does anyone think it is real?
If you agree with me then please report to eBay


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIGNED-1969-Tol ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted on: 2007/12/21 12:49


Re: Hobbit Movie agreed with Peter Jackson (Plus Sequel)
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All these years I have lived under the obviously wrong impression that the sequel to the Hobbit was the Lord of The Rings.

I agree with Deagol, words fail me

Posted on: 2007/12/18 10:06


Re: Unusual Items
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The most unusual item that I have is my copy of the standard UK Children of Hurin, which I got from Foyles in London a week before the official release of the book.

Foyles must have had a about 30 copies of the book in the store which had been pulled from the shelves after HarperCollins found out they were selling them early. They were actually still in the store but had been turned around so you could not see the covers. I bought a copy took it outside and had a look at it, the first section of the book is bound upside down. I went back into the store and it looks like all the rest were the same.

I think that these books would have been pulped before the release 1 week later, so I suspect that my copy may be unique.

Posted on: 2007/12/17 2:56


Stolen Tolkien Books on Ebay
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You might want to check if you have bought any books from this individual on eBay his name was skech20. The article does not mention whether Harper Collins will try and get the stolen books back, which they could do as eBay knows who the buyers were.

Comic Sells £100K Of Stolen Books On Ebay

Nov 25 2007 By Russell Findlay

Heard the one about the stand-up comedian who stole best-sellers to flog on the web?

A STAND-UP comic faces jail after police smashed his £100,000 scam selling stolen books on eBay.

Gary Little swiped thousands of bestsellers from publishers HarperCollins while working as a forklift truck driver at their warehouse near Glasgow.

He sold the haul - some of it valuable limited editions - online to buyers across the UK at knockdown prices.

The 44-year-old netted at least £100,000.

Police discovered at least £60,000 went through Little's PayPal account but other methods of payment were used.

Police raided Little's flat in Pollokshields, Glasgow, after a probe at the giant warehouse which employs 500 people.

The Bishopbriggs depot distributes 76million books a year to more than 50 countries.

The exact number of print and audio books stolen by Little - who used the eBay identity skech20 - will probably never be known.

One book he sold was the deluxe edition of The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien.

It normally retails for £100 but Little sold it online for £30.

A friend of Little said: "Thousands of books were going out the back door and straight on to eBay. Many of them commanded premium retail prices. So when they were offered cut-price on the internet, there was still good money to be made.

Little was a trusted employee and the scale of what was going on was shocking."

Burly Little started out as a stand-up comedian in 2003 and tours the Scots comedy circuit. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.

His website says: "His imposing physical stage presence and 'in your face' comedy style belies the depth and range of his humour - from the madness of living with pensioners to coping with depression.

"With a wealth of material covering myriad topics, Gary is guaranteed to get the laughter going, no matter what the occasion or venue, having played gigs as diverse as prisons and birthday celebrations."

Little's operation was smashed in February 2005 but he only pleaded guilty this month at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Following sentencing, the procurator fiscal will lodge an action to recover money from him under proceeds of crimes laws.

http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scot ... s-on-ebay-78057-20157721/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7133300.stm

Posted on: 2007/12/8 5:52



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