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By Stu

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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...
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You certainly do...

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By Stu

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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...


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Stu,

Well done on how your are finding 'useful' activities.

By the way informing us on Tolkien books is very, very useful

Has anyone else yet got the Deluxe Fall of Arthur, it is a noticeably thin book in comparison with the other Deluxe titles, and my copy seems to struggle with coming out of the slipcase.

It does include the facsimile page, please see Findegil's article on this.

http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/tolkien-notes-7/

and thanks for the reference to this site


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On the subject of the layout (I'm going interior this time) of The Fall of Arthur, I have an issue with the Appendix (just got my copy of the UK standard edition today):

In the HoMe volumes, J.R.R. Tolkien's texts are always rendered in a larger font, in order to easily distinguish it from editorial comments. However, in the Appendix of FoA, I can't notice any such distinction -- J.R.R. Tolkien's lecture is printed with the same font size as Christopher's comments. Is it only I who find this a bit confusing?


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Yes, I also noticed this, the appendix is confusing in that you do not know if these are Christopher's comments or as I believe they are (J.R.R. Tolkien).

Here is an example, page 225 of UK Trade hardback

"If you have ever heard that Chaucer was the 'father of English poetry', forget it". Is this from J.R.R Tolkien or C.J.R. Tolkien?

I am happy with either party making this statement, but I am unclear as to who it was.


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My guess is that this is an error on behalf of the publishers (the typesetter).


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Morgan wrote:
My guess is that this is an error on behalf of the publishers (the typesetter).


I have asked the publisher about this point, I will let you all know of any response.


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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...


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I have had clarification from HarperCollins on the Appendix.

"I can confirm that Christopher’s text stops on page 224, line 11 (‘...repeated in other places in those years.’). His father’s lecture notes begin immediately after with the lines from The Battle of Brunanburh and continue until page 231, line 7 (‘– or could be in a good poet.’) The rest of the Appendix – with the exception of the extract from The Fall of Arthur – is Christopher’s.

I trust that this proves helpful to you and to others on the forum and enhances your enjoyment of the new book."



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