Biggles Bargain!!

Biggles Bargain!!

Postby DrBiggles » 20 Oct 2013, 17:01

Just seen this online .................. 15 brand new Biggles books for £14.99!!

http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/w ... ryId=85207
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby SaintedAunt » 20 Oct 2013, 17:09

My goodness - what a bargain - compared with what you'd pay if you bought them separately. I think Random House may be re-issuing them with different covers? or some of them with different covers? Maybe they want to move the ones with the old covers. I like the Random House covers.
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby Tommy Smith » 20 Oct 2013, 19:32

166

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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby SaintedAunt » 20 Oct 2013, 21:02

I see Sweeps the Desert is still being called Defends the Desert which quite surprises me as I thought Random House were faithful to the originals.
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby Simon Templar » 21 Oct 2013, 21:25

SaintedAunt wrote:I see Sweeps the Desert is still being called Defends the Desert which quite surprises me as I thought Random House were faithful to the originals.


yup, but especially random house is targeting a teenage audience here. nowadays, it seems a bit strange 'sweeping' the desert
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 08 Nov 2013, 09:06

Here's another bargain, depending how high it goes, if anybody wants an instant collection:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Collection-o ... 2584fe1f59
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby SaintedAunt » 08 Nov 2013, 09:41

Do these collections sell easily? There would be so much duplication for most people and postage will be quite high!
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby Inactive User 149 » 08 Nov 2013, 11:06

Yes I have got quite a few of these books in this format. I have just bought a new copy of Swastika from Waterstones and it was £5.99 which is OK. This offer would make a very good start to a collection or replace any books which are falling apart. I do love the old editions but they do get a bit tatty. I love the ones with the owners names in or if they were a gift or a school prize. I have one which was owned by somebody with my own name which is lovely.
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Re: Biggles Bargain!!

Postby Spitfire666 » 08 Nov 2013, 11:16

Jenny Rob wrote:I love the ones with the owners names in or if they were a gift or a school prize. I have one which was owned by somebody with my own name which is lovely.

Oh, that is lovely! I always feel special towards a book that has been inscribed, it has been loved by someone before me.
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Postby Sizzling Sausages » 08 Nov 2013, 11:24

Yes I like that too. Often when sellers describe a book they'll proudly say that it has no insciptions or labels, or if they do have them they're described as a fault. I think they add to the charcter - I love reading them and wondering about the people involved. A couple of times I've found lovely old postcards in a book as well.
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