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Postby Tiffany » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:03 pm

Hi, I'm back at last...

My American penpal has sent me three paperback Discworld books.....
The Fifth Elephant
Night Watch
Going Postal.

She found them in a thrift shop, (our charity shops here). She is a lovely lady. :D
So I now have three more for my collection.

Is anyone else collecting American versions as well as the British copies?
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Postby MattK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:06 pm

I'd actually like to try and get the British version of Unseen Academicals when it comes out. The cover looks so much better, I think.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:11 pm

You can probably order it on the net, MattK. Or, if you know anyone in U.K. perhaps they could post a copy to you.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:47 pm

he knows plenty of people on here tiff :D
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Postby MattK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:20 pm

Tiffany wrote:You can probably order it on the net, MattK. Or, if you know anyone in U.K. perhaps they could post a copy to you.


What?! No one told me I'd have to talk to foreigners for this.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:36 pm

Matt - you might want to try Amazon.Canada. They do the UK covers and the price is pretty good even with shipping. Just remember the price is in Canadian Dollars not US. :lol:
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Postby MattK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:42 pm

Yeah, that probably won't be a huge deal: exchange.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:47 pm

Blimey there's almost no difference at the moment. :shock:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:48 pm

Tony the Fo'Paws dealer at Worldcon was giving the same rate for both when you bought anything as he said it was minimal and not worth the bother of converting.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:01 pm

Going back to Tiffany's first point. I'm not collecting the American covers, but I do have a few anyhow. :lol: I've even found one or two in British charity shops and rescued them.

I've also got an Advance Readers Copy of Thud! from America. :D
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:28 pm

I haven't seen any American TP versions here, Tony, in charity shops. Lucky you. I always look as well.
The pound sterling is almost the same as the Dollar now.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:31 pm

Tiffany wrote:I haven't seen any American TP versions here, Tony, in charity shops. Lucky you. I always look as well.
The pound sterling is almost the same as the Dollar now.
It's $1.63 = £1 at the moment. Last year it was around $2 = £1 those were great days! :wink:
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:46 pm

I know I looked, tiz costing me a lot more to respond to my pals parcels now. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:20 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Tiffany wrote:I haven't seen any American TP versions here, Tony, in charity shops. Lucky you. I always look as well.
The pound sterling is almost the same as the Dollar now.
It's $1.63 = £1 at the moment. Last year it was around $2 = £1 those were great days! :wink:
It certainly was I even came back from the WorldCon in Denver with some dollars.Image :D now I can spend them in Tempe.
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Postby nattheweirdo » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:20 pm

I had two american paperbacks the light fantastic and the colour of magic, bt i gave them to my friend ( TP obsessed like me :D) and got the English versions. awesome for the charity shop bit though :D. i have 23 of his books and all from carboots or charity shops :D except the last hero (making 24...) which i got seriosuly reduced from a craft sop...dont ask me why it was there I really don't know o.0 it was £1 for the hardback copy!!:O:O must say my friend was not pleased who payed £9.99 for the paperback copy :lol:

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