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Re: Raising Steam

Postby kizkiz » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:07 pm

pip wrote:This is probably a fairer representation of the alternate cover

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I'll still stick with the standard edition though.


Am I being thick or has this vanished from the waterstones site?
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:06 pm

It's sold out,that's why.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Quatermass » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:04 am

*In a sing-song tone of voice* I've got my co-py! :P
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby pip » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:56 am

I'll be waiting sadly. I ordered mine from PJSM so it'll be the end of the month til I see it but worth it for a signed one
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby JAK » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:04 pm

Ordered book received from Waterstones – it has the railway carriage cover I mentioned, as do all the ones on their shelves which are now only £4 off. As stated before the goblin and head are just cut and pastes from the original cover painting, including the glare from the fire! Fortunately is doesn’t have that appalling photo of PTerry in the other window as shown on the slip box cover above. PTerry is included on the version printed on the back cover and the goblin is covered by an image of the travel ticket, which is taken from the free bookmark. A redeeming feature is that the actual book hardback covers have the original cover painting printed on them, in reverse on the back, without any title or other overprinting.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:48 pm

Back & front of the Waterstones bookmark, different cover and the slipcase edition is sold out, and the WHSmiths edition has an extra short story at the back same as the standard cover makes it four different editions, expensive for the completist's. :lol:

I took the bookmark out and photographed it today in the shop. :mrgreen:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Quatermass » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:05 am

Okay, finished reading it. On Mad Collector's advice, I am editing this post and moving the review elsewhere.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby pip » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:56 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Back & front of the Waterstones bookmark, different cover and the slipcase edition is sold out, and the WHSmiths edition has an extra short story at the back same as the standard cover makes it four different editions, expensive for the completist's. :lol:

I took the bookmark out and photographed it today in the shop. :mrgreen:
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Theres an independent bookshop version as well with different page edge colour. :D
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:10 am

Quatermass wrote:Okay, finished reading it. Here's my review, as posted on another BBS...

More about it later...


This would be better in the Raising Steam review pages where people would expect to see spoilers
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Quatermass » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:24 am

The Mad Collector wrote:
Quatermass wrote:Okay, finished reading it. Here's my review, as posted on another BBS...

More about it later...


This would be better in the Raising Steam review pages where people would expect to see spoilers


Done. Edited my original post, too...
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:04 pm

I will be sorry when I come to the end of it, love it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby mansooree » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:23 am

Amazon tells me my copy is in the post. A breathless 8 day or so wait, then...
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby pip » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:41 am

Email from Sandra Kidby and my signed copy is on the way. :D :D
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:22 pm

You're in for a treat pip, I on the last chapter going to save that for later on, post your opinion after you've read it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby pip » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:44 pm

With the irish post it'll be late next week til I get it but looking forward to it.
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