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Jul 14, 2012
2012/7/14 11:09:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh, okey!
Jul 14, 2012
2012/7/14 11:52:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
wellinghall - it was 1990, actually - see 'Digging Potatoes', Vol.2, p.8 Another book Rayner was talking about was 'the new Volsungasaga'.
Jul 14, 2012
2012/7/14 11:58:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you, garm. I knew it was while I was working in Colchester, which narrowed it down to the 1988, 89 or 90 AGMs, but clearly misremembered just which one of these it was.

I shall now head upstairs and re-read the relevant talk!

- wellinghall
Jul 14, 2012
2012/7/14 12:03:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Christopher also had a small piece ("Future Publications...") in an early 80's (1981 I'm thinking) Amon Hen which you guys may recall. It didn't say very much though.

BH

EDIT: AH #63 it was.
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 13:44:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have been alerted to the fact that Amazon.com are again listing Tolkien's "The Fall of Arthur", in both standard and deluxe editions; but it is not on Amazon.co.uk yet.

http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Arthur-Hb- ... words=arthur+tolkien+fall

http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Arthur-Del ... words=arthur+tolkien+fall

- wellinghall
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 17:34:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm kind of hoping Amazon.co.uk list it, accidentally, for a silly price, & I can order a big pile, like I did with CoH; where I bought five deluxe copies for 80p!

BH
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 17:36:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I am suitably impressed (with you, that is, not with Amazon!)

- wellinghall
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 18:52:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Aye, don't know if you recall the story; I'll tell you anyway...

LotRs in the 2004 (> present day) deluxe incarnation was RRP £100, although heavily discounted by Amazon to £60. H was RRP £60 I think. Anyway, clearly they weren't sure about CoH & flirted with £80 as a price tag. Amazon accidentally listed it at £0.80 though. I ordered five copies, for no other reason than I thought the order would be cancelled. It wasn't listed at that price for long. Anyway, it was eventually listed properly & I ordered a deluxe & a normal trade edition. But the old order remained. And, despite it being a pre-order (& therefore I hadn't paid for it; no contract as such), Amazon fulfilled the order. Think I even emailed them to ask what they'd do if I didn't cancel it. But it shipped for £4 plus £5 postage. Wonder what they'd have done if the order had been for 50 copies... (Pieter, if I recall, ordered a few at this price too.)

BH
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 19:04:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I was the one with the 50 + stock indeed! Was crazy not to try... and indeed did work out nicely. Have had that luck several times... am always eager to follow all changes in Amazon to pick up the cheap pre-orders!
Aug 25, 2012
2012/8/25 19:07:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Might have known!
(I didn't sell any of mine though.)

BH
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