Tourist Guide to Lancre is nonfiction

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Tourist Guide to Lancre is nonfiction

Postby jjvors » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:32 pm

I joined this forum to post this.

The book, "Tourist Guide to Lancre" has a Dewy Decimal Number. That means it is registered as a NON-FICTION book in the United States. 823.914

This error is not at a library or regional library level; is this an error within the Library of Congress.

This is one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

I did not see discussion on this topic in this forum.
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:40 pm

I shall check that out as soon as I have access. Thanks for bringing that to public attention. Best regards. Librarian.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:44 pm

You never know there could be a real place called Lancre ... somewhere ... :wink:
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:47 pm

No, thanks for informing us but 823 refers to British Fiction. Welcome to the site jjvors and maybe you'd like to stick around a little longer.
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Postby raisindot » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:03 pm

theoldlibrarian wrote:No, thanks for informing us but 823 refers to British Fiction.


Yeah, out Dewey Decimnal System can be a bit weird at times. You'll find a lot of fiction scattered about with nonfiction numbers like this. It happens quite a lot with anthologies of myths, fairy tales, and other kinds of stories that don't easily classify as being the work of an author.

I suppose that "The Science of Discworld" would also be classified as a nonfiction book as well.

What I really want to know is which library in America has this particular book? I'd love to get my hands on it!

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Postby theoldlibrarian » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:13 pm

Any copyright library will have a copy of it.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:22 pm

raisindot wrote:
theoldlibrarian wrote:No, thanks for informing us but 823 refers to British Fiction.


Yeah, out Dewey Decimnal System can be a bit weird at times. You'll find a lot of fiction scattered about with nonfiction numbers like this. It happens quite a lot with anthologies of myths, fairy tales, and other kinds of stories that don't easily classify as being the work of an author.

I suppose that "The Science of Discworld" would also be classified as a nonfiction book as well.

What I really want to know is which library in America has this particular book? I'd love to get my hands on it!

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Postby unseenu » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:54 pm

thats librarians for you,a trained ape could do a better job :lol: :lol:
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:45 am

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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:16 pm

Where does lancre bleu come from, then? :?
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:28 pm

I'm not sure why you're asking this. I assume you're looking for a bit more than "Lancre" though? :?
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:Where does lancre bleu come from, then? :?

Ephebe? :D

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:20 pm

It's on the tip of my tongue.... see :P
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:40 pm

I don't know. I seem to remember enjoying Lancre Bleu cheese before i even picked up a TP. I may be wrong of course :?
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:31 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:I don't know. I seem to remember enjoying Lancre Bleu cheese before i even picked up a TP. I may be wrong of course :?


Lancre Bleu just means blue cheese i think. But the translator is telling me l'ancre means anchor. I assume l being short for la or le the two French definite articles.
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