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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:53 pm

That's not an Irish thing . That's just a me thing. :D
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:29 pm

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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Jon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:33 pm

Hello.
Thanks for the encouragement. :) As it stands, I'll read the books in publishing order, hope I didn't make a mistake there. If yes, please feel free to correct me. :)

Well, I have been planing a tour of the Britain and visiting all the countries, but have been on a bit lower budget, but hopefully it'll happen in some future years.

Cheers all. (unfortunately you haven't got a beer pints smiley, so just imagine it. :) )
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby janet » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:26 am

:orcs-cheers:
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:36 pm

Image :mrgreen:
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Jon » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:49 am

Ok, I get it, there is a cheers smiley. :)

Anyway, I would like to ask you once again for your help.
I want to buy Discworld books and because of not so good financial situation I would buy used books.
Could you recommend me some reliable UK websites that sell used books and send outside UK(EU is fine)?
I checked some, but there are too many of them.
Avoiding Amazon would be nice. :)

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:14 am

www.awesomebooks.com
They do used books at about 3 euro a pop with free delivery once you order two or more books. They tend to have a great selection of Pratchett books. :D
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Jon » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:29 pm

Thanks a lot Pip.
Unfortunately, the day I want to order the books with a free shipping, they change the shipping cost and I have to pay more than 3 euros for shipping. :(
Its not much, but I could have had 1 book more for it.
Well, probably will go with it anyway.
Once again, thanks. :)
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:21 pm

No worries. Still about as cheap as you'll find
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby zcobb » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:41 pm

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask, but I am trying to remember which of the Discworld novels refers to a book of sayings. As I recall these were sayings common in English but given extra weight by being collected. Or am I imagining the whole thing?

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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:53 pm

I think you mean the folklore of discworld
I hope that answers your question
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:24 pm

zcobb wrote:Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask, but I am trying to remember which of the Discworld novels refers to a book of sayings. As I recall these were sayings common in English but given extra weight by being collected. Or am I imagining the whole thing?

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This is exactly the right place to ask. :) And I would agree with Ghost's answer. Welcome to the site.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby zcobb » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:28 pm

Thanks for the welcome and speedy replies. However, that was not the book of which I was thinking.

And I probably failed to word my question correctly, so here is a better framing of the question.

Unless I am just imagining this, within one of the Discworld novels, as part of the story, a character quotes from a collection of "old woman" sayings. The setting was Ankh-Morpork as I recall. These sayings are thought to be wise, although they often sound very simple. Ring any bells?

Since my wife and I "downsized" our life a few years ago I no longer have the books to hand or I would search myself. If I can find the title of the novel within which this collection-of-sayings is described I can buy it for my Kindle.

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Re: Any Questions?

Postby mirandashell » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:56 pm

Are you thinking of Mrs Cosmopolite?
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 pm

Sounds like Lobsangs 'Book of the Way of Mrs Cosmopolite" best covered in Thief of Time :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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