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Post by princess garnet » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:35 am

The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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Post by LCW » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:53 am

Wow, Boswell!! What a great bunch of books! Congrats!
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Post by Misfit » Tue November 18th, 2008, 1:10 am

Excellent haul although I'm with EC, why would they be selling a new hardback of DB? I never see anything good at my library sale counter.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue November 18th, 2008, 1:45 am

[quote=""EC2""]That's one fantastic haul Boswell. Lucky you!
It begs the question though - what on earth are they doing selling off a copy of Devil's Brood when it's only been out a month. Are they mad? Is it because they bought it in for reading groups? I'm stunned![/quote]

This copy wasn't a library copy; it was donated to the sale. Quite a few of the books on sale come from private donors doing some house cleaning, and I think some must come from bookstores that donate some slightly damaged copies. I was quite surprised to see it there, though, since it's the type of thing I would have expected another volunteer to snap up. Evidently the volunteer who handled that table wasn't a HF fan!

By the way, there are about 350,000 books at this sale! Last year it was more like 500,000, but I think the quality is better this year!
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Post by Ellie » Tue November 18th, 2008, 1:46 am

I went out and bought Rosalind Lakers Circle of Pearls, Barbara Erskines Lady of Hay and a footrot flats pocket book.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue November 18th, 2008, 1:47 am

That is a great haul!!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 18th, 2008, 3:57 am

"Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked theBritish Monarchy" by Leslie Carroll.

I was going to get it through Booksfree, but since it's so long (463 pages) I decided I rather have it as a Secondary Book that I read for 30 minutes a day or when I don't have other books to read.

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Post by Carine » Tue November 18th, 2008, 6:52 am

Woaw Boswell !! You are so lucky ! What a great selection !

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Post by Telynor » Tue November 18th, 2008, 7:15 am

Ooooooh, what a terrific haul there, Boswell! That's some pretty serious book shopping.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue November 18th, 2008, 8:39 am

What a lovely lot of books!! What a treat.
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