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Post by robinbird79 » Sat December 31st, 2011, 12:59 am

I'm just curious about why its so hard to get copies of certain books (even if they're not incredibly "old").

I've been trying to get Sandra Worth's Rose of York trilogy and Elizabeth Chadwick's A Place Beyond Courage and its really, really hard to find them! :) Is it because they're just really popular or there weren't a lot published? Just curious! :)

Also been trying to get Valerie Anand's Conquest books but haven't had any luck there either, but I know they've been out for quite a while.
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Post by Misfit » Sat December 31st, 2011, 1:33 am

I don't think A Place Beyond Courage has come out in the US. I purchased mine directly from the UK when it first came out.

Does your library participate in ILL? I'm fairly positive the US libraries have the Anand books, but don't quote me on that.
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Post by rebecca » Sat December 31st, 2011, 1:54 am

[quote=""robinbird79""]I'm just curious about why its so hard to get copies of certain books (even if they're not incredibly "old").

I've been trying to get Sandra Worth's Rose of York trilogy and Elizabeth Chadwick's A Place Beyond Courage and its really, really hard to find them! :) Is it because they're just really popular or there weren't a lot published? Just curious! :)

Also been trying to get Valerie Anand's Conquest books but haven't had any luck there either, but I know they've been out for quite a while.[/quote]

I just looked on Amazon.com and found the Rose of York Trilogy(they are a bit pricey) Then I went to Amazon UK and found A Place Beyond Courage.

But I had trouble getting Marylin Harris Eden books and so went to the second hand bookshops using Amazon's 'available at thingy. I now have them all except 'Prince of Eden'...I don't know if you can do the same in your country? It was cheaper too :D . It is so annoying to hear of good books and not be able to get them :eek: So good luck! :)

Bec :)

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Post by robinbird79 » Sat December 31st, 2011, 4:05 am

Yes, I've seen some of Worth's books on Amazon but they are pricey! Just been curious as to why. :)

Are there any plans for A Place Beyond Courage to be published in the US? I have no problem ordering from the UK (done it several times) but if its going to come out here I can wait.

I can check my library but its an old, country library and they don't have much of anything at all.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat December 31st, 2011, 4:41 am

There seem to be a lot of Worth's books used on Amazon for a low price, if you don't mind secondhand copies. I think the publisher of her first three books is an independent press that produces print-on-demand books, so you probably won't find them in brick-and-mortar bookstores unless you specially order them.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 31st, 2011, 6:45 am

A Place Beyond Courage is available from Audible, if you don't mind listening instead of reading.

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Post by annis » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 1:03 am

The p/b version still seems to be available from Book Depository
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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 11:25 am

I would imagine EC will know if there are any plans to publish it in the US.
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Post by stephen01 » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 12:57 pm

If you try http://www.bookfinder.com that lists quite a number of sources for all four books.

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Post by donroc » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 1:08 pm

Try the site Alibris. Many out of print books are there. I found several most useful for my 9th century WIP and others for pleasure reading.
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