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southernbelle
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: New covers? Reply with quote


Bought these today. I've not seen this set of issues before.
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beanyfan
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You going to read them or just drool at the covers SB!?
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southernbelle
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Drool for now. I've got so many books to read and hardly get time to read. Still reading LOTR and it was my New Years resolution to finish it 3 years ago!
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sian
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks SB!!!
I've been holding off replacing some of my falling-apart Sharpe's for ages (must stop reading in the bath...). This prompted me to go over to Amazon - looks like quite a few have been re-issued with drool-worthy covers - and three more are due next month. Just hope they send me the right covers - or they'll get them all back!
Also noticed that they are issuing 'Devil' in audio book CD format later in the year - yippee! I reckon my tape is on its last couple of plays!
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norskmom
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh, I'll have to check out the new 'drool worthy' covers! Thanks for the heads-up on the Devil audio CD Sian. I'm afraid to play my tapes anymore in fear that they will unravel.
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Czechmade
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
OMG! I have all Sharpe´s books with those traditional covers with reproductions of the paintings. I have to convince myself that buying these new ones is endlessly stupid, my books are still good...and I do have enough Sharpe´s pictures. Rolling Eyes
As for reading in the bath, I bought a special plastic shelf, you can put it across the bath and the book is safe, sian Laughing
But thanks a lot, SB!
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Sable899
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ooooooooo, shiny!!! Me wants!!! Yeah, right, I need ANOTHER set of Sharpe books like I need a hole in my head. Now just how pathetic am I to admit that I'll probably buy a set of these? We are sad, sad people. Oh well, the way I figure it, most books are made from recycled paper these days, so, in fact, we are actually helping support the recycling industry. And that's a good thing, right, ladies? Also, what with electronic libraries stealing patrons away from libraries and good old-fashioned bookstores, we are also supporting some threatened institutions. Come on, agree with me! I need the support to justify the purchase!
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Astrid Hagen
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Czechmade wrote:
I bought a special plastic shelf, you can put it across the bath and the book is safe

Great idea Czechmade, I've managed to drown countless books so far! Rolling Eyes Laughing Mostly paperbacks happily.
Those covers look appetizing, I'll try to find this edition in the bookstores
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sian
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
They are in the book shops here, Astrid. Four titles out right now. Slightly cheaper on Amazon than in the shops - but I could wait for WHSmiths to do one of their 'buy one, get one half price' offers on them. Nah! Amazon here I come!
Thanks for the hint about safe bathing with books, CM Very Happy - but it isn't that I drop them - it's the steam and holding them with wet hands! Of course, if you let yourself become unwary while reading Sharpe, there could be steam even if you're not lying in the bath...
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Astrid Hagen
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, I have to add the shipping costs to the price on Amazon. But I've found a bookstore nearby, where they have the earlier English edition (probably the same that Czechmade has). A small publishing house started to issue a translated version of Sharpe series, but it's so horribly edited (it would be safer to say it wasn't edited at all - not even proofread Shocked ) that I was close to sending them back my purchased copy with an acid comment added. I'll have to try the original version.
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amelia
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As you have all said they are absolutely drool worthy covers.I am also trying to decide if I can justify the expense of a new set of Sharpe books.I suppose Sean gets paid every time his likeness is used so it's a good thing for him. I wonder though if someone reading Sharpe for the first time might be a little confused when the description of the character in the book doesn't match the person on the cover.
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april2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
very nice new covers SB for the heads up.. am off to check them out..
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sian
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
amelia wrote:
As you have all said they are absolutely drool worthy covers.I am also trying to decide if I can justify the expense of a new set of Sharpe books.I suppose Sean gets paid every time his likeness is used so it's a good thing for him. I wonder though if someone reading Sharpe for the first time might be a little confused when the description of the character in the book doesn't match the person on the cover.

Sean probably gets nothing Amelia. The covers are credited to Tony Nulty who does the stills for Sharpe. Should think he or, most likely, the production company owns the copyrights.
Sean just gets the satisfaction of knowing that he's making certain readers drool! Rolling Eyes Thank you Sean...!!!
April, you are never going to make the baggage allowance if you buy all the new issues when you're over here for the book signing! Laughing
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april2007
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
sian wrote:
amelia wrote:
As you have all said they are absolutely drool worthy covers.I am also trying to decide if I can justify the expense of a new set of Sharpe books.I suppose Sean gets paid every time his likeness is used so it's a good thing for him. I wonder though if someone reading Sharpe for the first time might be a little confused when the description of the character in the book doesn't match the person on the cover.

Sean probably gets nothing Amelia. The covers are credited to Tony Nulty who does the stills for Sharpe. Should think he or, most likely, the production company owns the copyrights.
Sean just gets the satisfaction of knowing that he's making certain readers drool! Rolling Eyes Thank you Sean...!!!
April, you are never going to make the baggage allowance if you buy all the new issues when you're over here for the book signing! Laughing


Sian You know me too well !
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Czechmade
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Laughing Laughing Ajajajaj, I have no protection against drooling and steaming and licking the pages, ladies. Some my pages are even salted with tears. Um...and my cat Tygr LOVES sleeping on All my Sharpes! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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