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A Secret Vice paperback edition

Jun 3
2020/6/3 23:56:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

HarperCollins is releasing the paperback version of A Secret Vice - Tolkien on Invented Languages On July 9, 2020.

Dimitra Fimi reports that it incorporates some revisions, including restoring a previously illegible name to the text.

Love the new cover design!

224 pages
ISBN-10: 0008131414
ISBN-13: 978-0008131418

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Amazon.co.uk - Blackwell's - BookDepository - SpeedyHen

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Jun 4
2020/6/4 3:36:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sweet, had this pre-ordered for a while now from Blackwell's.
Jun 4
2020/6/4 7:13:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I hope Dimitra Fimi will published the revisions and the name on her website like H&S, for those who won't or can't buy this new edition.
Jun 5
2020/6/5 15:43:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I am hopeful as well, but from what I hear the material is primary (Tolkien’s writings) so the Estate has to give permission.
Jun 6
2020/6/6 12:35:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:
I am hopeful as well, but from what I hear the material is primary (Tolkien’s writings) so the Estate has to give permission.

I have ordered the paperback but would be very nice to know the revisions.
Jun 6
2020/6/6 13:49:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Dimitra did say they were 'minor', so I expect the most notable to be any typos like this, for example, "The cut jumped on the counter" should say "The cat jumped on the counter."
Jul 8
2020/7/8 20:04:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just a reminder that this book is shipping today/tomorrow (depending on your time zone).

Order now from a variety of booksellers

Amazon.co.uk - Blackwell's - BookDepository - SpeedyHen
Jul 8 (edited)
2020/7/8 20:59:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My copy shipped on the 6th! I'm in Canada, so I'm expecting it to arrive by September.

Untracked UK delivery from being shipped to receiving is at least 3 weeks. Factor in the excess parcels being processed, and covid measures....yeah, by Sept seems likely.
Jul 10 (edited)
2020/7/10 14:27:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A small note on the changes to the text was shared by Dimitra (quoting here with her and Andrew's permission):

The corrections are rather minor. A few misreadings have been corrected and a few words that were illegible before we've now managed to read as best as possible. There is a good story about one of these words (it's a name, actually!) which I can now write a blog post about...

I’ll post a link to the blog post when it goes up.
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