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Signed books

Post by pat » Thu October 9th, 2008, 4:15 am

Today I realised a lot of my books are signed by the authors! OK I mostly borrow and rarely buy, but if I do and I can get them signed I am pleased!

So far, to name a few I have:

Alan Titchmarsh, his autobiography and a couple of his novels.

Rolf Harris, his autobiography (interesting story: he came to a book signing at my local bookstore in England, on a date that history was made, Sept 11. I was torn between watching the news and going to the bookstore, in the end hubby said to go and dragged me there as there was nothing we could do anyhow.)

A couple of kids authors from Book Week at school in England. They used to get in an author and he/she would do signings.

Michelle Moran,

and there are a few more that I have forgotten about! When clearing books out I have to check they are not signed!

Do others do this?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 9th, 2008, 4:24 am

I have two books signed by Alison Weir, one by our own Susan H., and one from our own Michelle M. That's about it.

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Post by cw gortner » Thu October 9th, 2008, 4:37 am

I'm always happy to send readers signed bookplates, and I think a lot of authors do it, too. You just have to write to them and ask.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu October 9th, 2008, 5:18 am

I've got a signed bookplate from Michelle Moran (would love to have one of yours, CW!) and signed books by William Styron and Isaac B. Singer. Also have a signed copy of Through Tempest Forged by Barbara Passaris, a member here.
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Post by JMJacobsen » Thu October 9th, 2008, 5:30 am

I've never been big on attending book signings and have only made two exceptions:

1) I attended one in Denver when Pres. Clinton was in town signing books to promote his autobiography. Snarky comments aside, he was personable and extremely charismatic. At that moment, I absolutely understood how "what happened" happened, if you catch my meaning. :eek:

2) The year my son was born we attended the annual Dickens on the Strand Festival in Galveston, Texas. I stood in line for 3 hours to have Charles Dicken's great-great-grandson sign a beautiful copy of A Christmas Carol. My son and I read it every Christmas and I hope the book gets passed on to his children.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 9th, 2008, 5:34 am

Wow, Dickens' is so famous that people even want the autograph of his great-great-grandson? COOL!

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Post by Carine » Thu October 9th, 2008, 5:40 am

I only have one signed book and that's from our own Michelle Moran.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu October 9th, 2008, 7:27 am

I have a couple - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Johnson.
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Post by Amanda » Thu October 9th, 2008, 7:51 am

I have a few signed books.

(off to check librarything because I tagged them)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Borders had him for a signing - i didn't make it but they had some spare copies left over)

The Romanov Bride - Robert Alexander (from participating in webcast)

Dear Heart, How Like you this? by Wendy J Dunn (an Australian author though sadly not published in Australia. I ordered her book and she sent me one of her copies signed.

The Herectic Queen - Michelle Moran (thanks Michelle!)

The Silver Bride by Isolde Martyn (I picked this up second hand)

There Once Was a World: Nine Century Chronicle of a Shtetl Eishyshok (a Holocaust related book picked up second hand)

I think that That Other Juana by Linda Carlino is signed too, will have to find it and check that, because I haven't tagged it.

I think that there might be a couple of others floating around too.

We also have a signed Dr Karl book in the house! (Aussies will know him. I got this one for DH).

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Post by diamondlil » Thu October 9th, 2008, 8:47 am

I have a few. All of my Paullina Simons books are signed, then Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran, The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory, at least one of my Cindy Brandner books a Robert Alexander book, a Julia Quinn, and Eloisa James, and I think one other.


There might well be others. Next time I try to reorganise I will check again.
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