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Children of Hurin released early
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Foyles in London had copies of the Children of Hurin on sale yesterday and this morning, so I went over to pick up a copy.

They had obviously been told by Harper Collins to stop selling the books but they were still in store, so I bought a copy (£15.99 instead of £18.99, hopefully most bookshops will sell them with this reduction).

I have no intention of spoiling next Tuesday's launch for anybody so will not discuss anything in the book at all, except that in all the copies in Foyles (about 20), the first section of the book is bound upside down, so when your buy your copy make sure that this section is printed correctly.

All right, one impression the pictures are very good, Alan Lee has done a fantastic job once again and I am hoping that he has some of the prints available for sale.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 5:04


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There are also copies in the Tolkienshop right now, all from Houghton Mifflin...

Posted on: 2007/4/12 6:21


Re: Children of Hurin released early
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That's interesting, I am sure that Foyles will have got into serious trouble with the Tolkien Estate for selling the book before the embargo.

I hope that the Tolkien Library is taking orders for books and delivering on Tuesday so they do not also get into trouble for breaking the embargo.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 15:25


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I know about seventeen stores now who are selling the books... lovely how a world wide release can be spoiled!

Posted on: 2007/4/12 15:28


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I agree it can spoil it, but I wonder what the Estate could have done to stop this, booksellers have the book and they want to sell it, and it is in a lot of stores. They don't really care about arbitary deadlines.

I hope that people like me who do have the book, do not spoil it for people who don't, we'll see.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 15:36






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