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New Leaf Nominations for April 2019 • The Way I Heard It: Retellings
#91  CRussel 03-13-2019, 12:59 AM
Quote Dazrin
It will let you buy that in the US? I see the listing but it returns "This title is not currently available for purchase" for all four titles.
Working on my US account. $0.75. But only when it seems me coming from Canada, even though it's a US account. Also available in the UK. So, if you want it, either get one of us to get it for you (I'll be happy to, fwiw), or do a little traveling.
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#92  Dazrin 03-13-2019, 01:18 AM
Quote CRussel
Working on my US account. $0.75. But only when it seems me coming from Canada, even though it's a US account. Also available in the UK. So, if you want it, either get one of us to get it for you (I'll be happy to, fwiw), or do a little traveling.
Thank you. I've still got them in paper so don't really feel like I need to buy it again right away. Without US availability I didn't think I should nominate it though.
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#93  Victoria 03-13-2019, 01:52 PM
Quote Dazrin
Without US availability I didn't think I should nominate it though.
No, you really couldn’t; sorry for the false hope. But maybe it’s a good omen for showing up in the US sometime in the future.
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#94  Victoria 03-23-2019, 03:04 PM
Hi - just a heads up for kindle users. I bought this cheap version of The Daughter of Time from US Amazon. There are so many errors it’s unreadable:

https://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Time-Best-illustrated-ebook/dp/B079P7YC8W/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Best+illustrated+The+Daughter+ of+Time&qid=1553367199&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr

Someone must have ocr’d it without making any corrections. So I ended up buying this complete set of Inspector Grant Mysteries, which is very clean and readable:

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Inspector-Grant-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01DRXDX9Q/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=The+Complete+Inspecto r+Grant+Mysteries&qid=1553367518&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
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#95  Bookpossum 03-23-2019, 04:10 PM
How annoying for you. But I hope you enjoy Tey’s books now you have several of them.
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#96  CRussel 03-24-2019, 02:39 PM
Quote Victoria
Hi - just a heads up for kindle users. I bought this cheap version of The Daughter of Time from US Amazon. There are so many errors it’s unreadable:

https://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Time-Best-illustrated-ebook/dp/B079P7YC8W/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Best+illustrated+The+Daughter+ of+Time&qid=1553367199&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr

Someone must have ocr’d it without making any corrections. So I ended up buying this complete set of Inspector Grant Mysteries, which is very clean and readable:

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Inspector-Grant-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01DRXDX9Q/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=The+Complete+Inspecto r+Grant+Mysteries&qid=1553367518&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Very annoying! But you should also be aware that this is available from FadedPage, the Canadian Public Domain site. (A very useful resource, with quite well edited editions of many Canadian and non-Canadian authors.)


[Full Disclaimer: Canada's PD rules are Life+50, which are significantly less restrictive than many other places. Please respect the copyright rules of your own country.]
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#97  Victoria 03-24-2019, 06:26 PM
Quote Bookpossum
How annoying for you. But I hope you enjoy Tey’s books now you have several of them.
Thanks - I’d never read Tey before, but I’m loving ‘The Daughter of Time’, so it was a blessing in disguise

Quote CRussel
Very annoying! But you should also be aware that this is available from FadedPage, the Canadian Public Domain site. (A very useful resource, with quite well edited editions of many Canadian and non-Canadian authors.)


[Full Disclaimer: Canada's PD rules are Life+50, which are significantly less restrictive than many other places. Please respect the copyright rules of your own country.]
Thank you Charlie - I have never heard of this site! It’s a fantastic resource!
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#98  Catlady 03-24-2019, 08:09 PM
I am extremely anal when it comes to reading books in order if they are part of a series, as The Daughter of Time is. Are the Inspector Grant books connected in any way beyond having the same protagonist? Any internal references to previous cases at all?

The operative words here are extremely anal.
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#99  CRussel 03-25-2019, 12:00 AM
My memory is that this is very much a standalone book, even though Inspector Grant is, obviously, a recurring character in a series of 6 books (of which this is #5). So I would say not to worry about it.

Full disclosure -- it's been YEARS since I read Daughter of Time. OTOH, the premise for this is completely different from other Inspector Grant books, given that it's not about a current, or even remotely current case, but about Richard III.
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#100  CRussel 03-25-2019, 12:04 AM
Quote Victoria
Thank you Charlie - I have never heard of this site! It’s a fantastic resource!
It is a precious and valuable resource indeed. All of Dorothy Sayers, all of Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver books. A lot of Hemingway. And hundreds of other authors. Of course, NAFTA 2.0 is likely to impact what they can do, but for now, at least, they're still doing Life+50.
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