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By Stu

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I can't help feeling that an edition like this (with more copies, obviously) would sell out to collectors if properly advertised. I know S&G took a long time to sell out, but that was not really mainstream, and Folio sold the last 150 copies in a couple of weeks to people who previously had no idea it existed.


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The bookseller is Terence McVicker. I don't think he knows a great deal about collecting Tolkien (I might be wrong there) but he's one of the best dealers of Lovecraft I've ever come across. Just everything you'd want from a bookdealer; friendly, honest, happy to talk deals; unbelievable stock; and endless old-school stories of back in the day. I asked him about this, but was never going to buy it for that amount. I also recall W&C mentioning it in TC, as just mentioned.

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By Stu

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I see the HoME "Deluxe" can be had for under £120 now from Amazon resellers. That's probably not a bad price for it if you can forgive the bland design.

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FWIW, looks like the £10 off promotional pricing is still holding on the Facsimile Hobbit boxed set, which has dropped to £32.50 on Amazon [i.e. 22.50 with the promotion]. I'll probably still cancel if Book Depository come close, as BD has a much higher chance of not destroying it in transit.
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I wonder where my Amazon return of HoME is going next...? Fortunately, Amazon refunded me when I provided them the tracking information after the first 10 days stuck in clearance in Madrid. So much for a $140 4-7 day tracked service....

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Well, my attempted return of HoME to Amazon Spain finally arrived back with me (round-trip 10 weeks for a 7 day service ). Original Amazon-printed return address and return customs details all perfectly legible, so no idea why it didn't get delivered.

Once I have re-assembled the slipcase (which is now in 4 pieces), I'll post up some comparisons of the differences between clays and Lego.

I'm not returning the damn thing again (and I've been refunded). I photographed the returned package, just to be on the safe side.

[Edit - It is every bit as rubbish as I remembered]
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Don't know much about this as yet, 1st August 2018, The Fall of Gondolin, hardback from HarperCollins

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I'm excited to find out more about this (given that online retailer databases are not always accurate...)
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Oh my, this is bordering on exciting. Online sources suggest 304 pages which is big considering the material already published.

Any thoughts?

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If I have to hazard a guess this early...

I don't think the August book is the Fall of Gondolin. It is possible there are two books in the works, or perhaps FoG is in development and the August date is wrong, or...

We may learn more in two weeks at The London International Book Fair. If these are leaks of something to be announced soon, that would be a good place for an announcement to take place.
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