Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Sounds like someone has been selling them on. :roll:
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Del » Tue May 08, 2012 4:05 pm

Well I must say ...those children certainly looked after those books well didnt they? ;)

and maybe they sold the books on at a nice profit to BENEFIT the kids of the school.....
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 08, 2012 4:09 pm

Yeah, right . . .
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Philippa » Tue May 08, 2012 4:41 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm Terry's UK publisher and thought I should answer this query.

These copies with the missing "A" on the spine were part of an early batch of a reprint which were never on sale due to the typo (which was spotted as soon as the first copies arrived in the office). Rather than junk the batch, we decided not to waste them (there’s nothing wrong with the inside pages) and used them as free gift to schools to introduce new readers to Terry’s books and the Discworld.

So those copies were intended to be in the hands of a young reader and be passed around in school. I’d always intended to offer a free lollipop, gold star for spelling, or something suitable for the intended age-group in the event that any eagle-eyed kid spotted the typo and took the trouble to write in. I could offer a lollipop in this case if the poster is still in full-time primary or secondary education...

Would prefer to see these copies in the hands of kids, of course.

Hope that answers the question.

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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Batty » Tue May 08, 2012 4:44 pm

Thnk you! :lol:
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Del » Tue May 08, 2012 4:56 pm

Welcome Phillip :lol: :lol: :lol:

Phillipa: Congratulations young reader! You are a Winner! For correctly spotting the misprint on the book you get a lollipop!

Young Reader: A lollipop! A lollipop?!!!????? I note that a highly collectable world famous contemporary writer's publishing house has issued a highly acclaimed prize winning book with an obvious and indeed may I say highly COLLECTABLE and valuable dust jacket on it... I take the time and effort to alert said publishing house to the error and I get a LOLLIPOP! William old chap! Crank up the computer, get the camera and pull up ebay...... We WILL have new shoes for Christmas dammit!

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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 08, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks Philippa! Always good to see you here. :) (do I get a prize for spotting that Del spelled your name with two Ls and missed a P? ;) )

I suppose it's inevitable that these got out of where they were intended for. Let's just hope that the ones that did get to youngsters will spawn a whole new generation of Pratchett readers. ;)
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby raptornx01 » Wed May 09, 2012 4:16 am

Well, to play devil's advocate here, it might not be as nefarious as it seems. I mean, what happens to books and things when schools close down?
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Re: Amazing Mourice with Typo on the Spine

Postby Conforumist » Wed May 09, 2012 9:09 am

It seems quite obvious to me, that the "A" had to be omitted, in order for the title to fit nicely on the spine. :D

..plus, it saves on ink; very environmentally friendly! ;)
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