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Post: #92055 Helsbells
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:17 pm

Have you got yours yet? I got mine today and its fab!

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Post: #92088 MKG
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:46 pm

Not sure I can buy it until Andy tells me that it's printed on recycled paper ... :mrgreen:

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Post: #92183 old tree man
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:27 pm

Mines on its way

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Post: #92450 Dave
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:03 pm

Hello MKG, the book is printed on FSC paper rather than recycled. Not because we don't agree with recycled paper but we felt that in terms of energy once the paper has been collected, sorted, produced then distributed FSC paper was perhaps the more environmental choice. Also the book lacks a dust-jacket which we felt was a needless waste of paper as they get torn and lost (well mine do) more often than not.

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Post: #92451 red
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:06 pm

I always take dust jackets off anyway cos they annoy me.

well done on your choice of materials
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Post: #92671 frozenthunderbolt
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:58 pm

red wrote:I always take dust jackets off anyway cos they annoy me.

well done on your choice of materials


seconded :lol:
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Post: #92875 Eigon
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:40 pm

As a second hand bookseller, those comments give me the shivers!
In fiction, at least, removal of the dustwrapper can half the re-sale value of the book. Collectors like to buy old books in as close to the condition when they were new as possible. Even a tatty dustwrapper is better than no dustwrapper at all!
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Post: #92887 red
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:47 pm

Eigon wrote:As a second hand bookseller, those comments give me the shivers!
In fiction, at least, removal of the dustwrapper can half the re-sale value of the book. Collectors like to buy old books in as close to the condition when they were new as possible. Even a tatty dustwrapper is better than no dustwrapper at all!


what you are saying is... some people *do* judge books by their covers.

but, my books are not for collecting, they are for using. and when you read (ie use) a book that has a dust sheet, it flaps about and is annoyng.. imo, so it is getting in the way, hindering the very point of the item it is protecting.
anyhow, each to their own
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Post: #92890 MKG
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:16 pm

Not only that, but dust covers actually damage books ... when you prise the book you're looking for from the shelf, there's a dull thump and you're left holding the dust jacket and the book's on the floor with a crumpled spine. Oh - and they don't keep the dust off anyway because all of my books are stored vertically.

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Post: #93202 chrishopper33
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:31 am

got my copy last week, have not put it down, which is a surprise as i am not a big reader at all !

great pictures
clear drawings
and best of all a book you can use as an up to date reference and well i just feel good reading it.

thank you both for wrighting such a good book.
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Post: #93270 red
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:17 pm

haven't got mine yet... oo the anticipation!
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Post: #93294 old tree man
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:06 pm

Still pacing the floor :walk:

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Post: #93323 QuakerBear
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:00 pm

I've got mine and I'm reading it in bed each evening. I like the balance between photo's, drawings and text, it makes it a comfortable yet stimulating read (was a childrens librarian, prefer picture books still). I also like the bredth of topics covered, including a mention of Mooncups which I think many men may not have dare'd to do. Mr. QB's reading it too.

Have you decided what format the second book is going to take? Gosh, that sounds like I'm being pushy and demanding doesn't it :oops:
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Post: #93479 old tree man
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:17 pm

YIPEEEEEEEE :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: mine turned up today so i'm logging off for a read,
i love the format it makes it an easy read well done lads,
just need you to come up the north to sighn it for me

all the best
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Post: #93524 eccentric_emma
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:02 pm

got mine today hooray! i knew it was arriving today and i was stuck at work all day, kept asking my husband if it had been yet (he had a couple of afternoon breaks to popped home to check for me). got home and my lovely neighbour had taken it in for me. i had to force myself to do the housework before sitting down to have a look. now i keep logging online to check various websites mentioned! and happily my veggie box arrived an hour or so ago so im going to try out a recipe or two this evening! :mrgreen:
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