Dodger's Guide to London

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Dodger's Guide to London

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed May 01, 2013 6:20 pm

This has recently appeared on Amazon with a release date of 21st November 2013.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodgers-Guide-London-Terry-Pratchett/dp/085753324X/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_14

Call me a cynic but this sounds like another rip-off production ready for Christmas that even if it carries Terry's name on the cover is highly unlikely to actually be written by him :roll:
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 01, 2013 6:40 pm

I think there may be a few more like that coming out Mad or cashing in. :roll:
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 01, 2013 10:13 pm

:lol: Mad, if you go on like that you'll have to change your name to The Coming To His Senses Collector. :lol:
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu May 02, 2013 1:27 pm

I don't buy all the extras Tony :D I was given the World of Poo by Bernard Pearson for my 50th birthday and wasn't remotely tempted by the WH Smith 'exclusive version'

This one seems to me to be really tenuous and frankly eveyone would be better off with Henry Mayhews excellent book anyway
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu May 02, 2013 7:14 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:This has recently appeared on Amazon with a release date of 21st November 2013.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodgers-Guide-London-Terry-Pratchett/dp/085753324X/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_14

Call me a cynic but this sounds like another rip-off production ready for Christmas that even if it carries Terry's name on the cover is highly unlikely to actually be written by him :roll:

That reminds me of this load of crap that was in a simular vein:Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby =Tamar » Sat May 11, 2013 1:27 am

It sounds to me like the equivalent of the Diaries. I doubt that it is as detailed as the Compleat Ankh-Morpork. On the other hand, Mayhew's work is out of copyright, and this could be a way to make some of the information in it more widely available. I will be interested in looking at it when and if I get the chance.
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat May 11, 2013 9:25 pm

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£1.99 from The Works, and it's just cut and pasted from other sources and nothing new and some observations of his own, at least the Diaries were fun in parts with something new in them and they could be used as diaries.
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby =Tamar » Mon May 13, 2013 7:38 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Image
£1.99 from The Works, and it's just cut and pasted from other sources and nothing new and some observations of his own, at least the Diaries were fun in parts with something new in them and they could be used as diaries.

Just a note: that links to the Spirit of Fantasy, not Dodger's Guide to London.
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon May 13, 2013 8:00 pm

That's what I thought you were referring to, my mistook. :)
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed May 15, 2013 7:27 am

=Tamar wrote:It sounds to me like the equivalent of the Diaries. I doubt that it is as detailed as the Compleat Ankh-Morpork. On the other hand, Mayhew's work is out of copyright, and this could be a way to make some of the information in it more widely available. I will be interested in looking at it when and if I get the chance.


Try the real thing first though. Mayhews book is easily available, inexpensive, and well worth a read

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Labour-Wordsworth-Classics-Literature/dp/1840226196/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby raisindot » Wed May 15, 2013 1:38 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:This has recently appeared on Amazon with a release date of 21st November 2013.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodgers-Guide-London-Terry-Pratchett/dp/085753324X/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_14

Call me a cynic but this sounds like another rip-off production ready for Christmas that even if it carries Terry's name on the cover is highly unlikely to actually be written by him :roll:


The key to any of these is the possessive apostrophe.

If the title says, "Terry Pratchett's" you know it's some kind of cash-in deal where others have borrowed the brand.
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby =Tamar » Thu May 16, 2013 4:20 am

raisindot wrote:
The Mad Collector wrote:This has recently appeared on Amazon with a release date of 21st November 2013.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dodgers-Guide-London-Terry-Pratchett/dp/085753324X/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_14
Call me a cynic but this sounds like another rip-off production ready for Christmas that even if it carries Terry's name on the cover is highly unlikely to actually be written by him :roll:


The key to any of these is the possessive apostrophe.
If the title says, "Terry Pratchett's" you know it's some kind of cash-in deal where others have borrowed the brand.

The Amazon listing says Terry Pratchett (author), 144 pages, to be published by Doubleday Children's Books. Hmm. Given that Amazon has been known to advertise books that never existed, I don't think there is enough evidence to predict what, if anything, this will turn out to be.
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby KatyScott » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:25 pm

It's now out.
I thought it was superb
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:07 pm

It is good, one of the best things Bernard Pearson has written ;)
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Re: Dodger's Guide to London

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:23 pm

WHAT!! do you mean Isobel has not been credited. :shock: :mrgreen:
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