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Large collection of books

harpistic
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Large collection of books

Post by harpistic » Thu February 24th, 2011, 1:14 pm

I was wondering if anyone could help - I live in London (UK), I'm about to move, and unfortunately most (around 220) of my books won't be coming with me.

Most of them are historical fiction, covering a wide range of countries and periods (I'm keeping the Elizabeth Chadwicks and a couple of Philippa Gregorys!), and rather than give the whole lot to some random charity, I was wondering if there was anywhere/anyone who specialises in historical fiction who'd appreciate the books for what they are? It's heartbreaking to lose so many books, and I'd rather they went to somewhere where historical fiction is loved.

I have actually typed up a list of all the books, but as this is my first post on here I didn't want to come across as a spammer!

All advice gratefully welcomed - except for "keep them!" :)

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Post by Ash » Thu February 24th, 2011, 1:29 pm

You have my sympathies! Yes, please do go ahead and put up a list, and whether you'd be willing to ship overseas.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 24th, 2011, 4:33 pm

Hello and welcome!
I'm in London and, in theory, more than happy to take some off your hands... I'm running out of space myself but am pathologically unable to say no to books, so....

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Post by Misfit » Thu February 24th, 2011, 5:06 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Hello and welcome!
I'm in London and, in theory, more than happy to take some off your hands... I'm running out of space myself but am pathologically unable to say no to books, so....[/quote]

Lol, and I'd be right behind you if I lived close by as well. Dangit.

Welcome to the forum BTW and we'd love to see your list just so's we can all can sigh over what could have been...
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Post by Divia » Thu February 24th, 2011, 6:23 pm

Post the list :)

I hope you won't be a stranger to us after you post the list.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu February 24th, 2011, 7:14 pm

Welcome harpistic. Perhaps one of us should warn you that on this site you'll end up with more books again after you move, due to fantastic recommendations that are always flying around. ;)

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Post by Misfit » Thu February 24th, 2011, 9:02 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Welcome harpistic. Perhaps one of us should warn you that on this site you'll end up with more books again after you move, due to fantastic recommendations that are always flying around. ;) [/quote]

Nah, that never happens ;)
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Post by Perdita » Thu February 24th, 2011, 9:45 pm

Hi Harpistic,
I'm in London and would love to see the list and take some off your hands!

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Post by harpistic » Fri February 25th, 2011, 1:50 pm

Oh drat!! I only just checked this thread again, I didn't realise anyone had replied to it! Thanks!! :) :)

@LoveHistory - not a danger, I've crossed over to the dark side and now I read everything on Kindle (seriously, it's all C J Sansom's fault for the size of Heartstone!!) - which does kind of mean if a book's not available on Kindle, I'm stuck.

The list of books is on http://www.cloud-dance-festival.org.uk/easytable/7.html - most of them fall into the category of historical fiction, but that does include Russia, China, "timeslip" etc. And I'm thinking of swapping some of the Bernard Cornwells for some Elizabeth Chadwicks - I'm suddenly nervous at being parted from them! :eek:

I shall keep checking this thread - and forum! - avidly from now on, I feel terrible for not checking it sooner!

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Post by EC2 » Fri February 25th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Oh hi, Harpistic! I recognise you from Twitter now. Glad you've found your way over to this great forum! :)
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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