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Re: New Book Releases
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Trotter wrote:
This is the cover of the new illustrated Hobbit with illustrations by Jemima Catlin, which I believe is scheduled to come out in September.

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Doesn't appeal at all, to be honest. Be interesting to see if the interior illustrations are more engaging.

Posted on: 2013/5/31 23:54

Edited by Stu on 2013/6/1 4:40:12


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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Stu wrote:
OK, Sorry to continue to bore people with the differences between Australian and UK editions, but my copy of the trade FoA arrived today, and I could swear that the paper quality is much better than the one I looked at in the bookstore here. So I am now going to have to swing by the store again to examine the paper to see of their is in fact a distinct export edition printed on lower quality paper (like the 1st of the Pocket Hobbit that we got out here before the UK, which was printed on recycled toilet paper).

Yes, I have too much time on my hands...


Turns out that I probably imagined the poor paper quality on the copy I looked at in the bookshop . I went to a different bookshop today and the copies they had were identical to the one I got from BD. Maybe the original bookshop just had bad lighting or possibly I was in an especially critical / bad mood...

Posted on: 2013/5/29 19:20


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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Khamûl wrote:
You certainly do...

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Unfortunately, I resigned from my job in Australia to move to NZ and then had to defer the move by three months (because of my wife's work), so I now have a nice easy life of riding my bike (50-70ks a day), writing modern-technology ports of old 1980s video games (just to keep my hand in with software development) and trying to find "useful" activities to fill in the remaining hours of the day so I can justify not tidying the house or doing any actually useful activities. I even watched ALL the Inspector Morse episodes over the last couple of months. And they are about seventeen hours long each episode...

Posted on: 2013/5/29 0:58


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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OK, Sorry to continue to bore people with the differences between Australian and UK editions, but my copy of the trade FoA arrived today, and I could swear that the paper quality is much better than the one I looked at in the bookstore here. So I am now going to have to swing by the store again to examine the paper to see of their is in fact a distinct export edition printed on lower quality paper (like the 1st of the Pocket Hobbit that we got out here before the UK, which was printed on recycled toilet paper).

Yes, I have too much time on my hands...

Posted on: 2013/5/29 0:30


Re: Lucky finds
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Not sure if this really counts as a Lucky Find, but I just acquired a fine copy of the HC Tolkien Family Album 1st for AUD 3.05 (+ postage), and it turns out to have been an Australian distributor/ publisher's review copy with an A4 slip folded inside.

Mind you, thanks to uber-expensive Australia Post, the shipping was 12 bucks. I suppose the distance from the bit of Australia that it came from to me in Brisbane was probably larger than crossing the whole of Europe...

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Posted on: 2013/5/27 15:21

Edited by Stu on 2013/5/27 19:23:40



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