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Any Greg Egan fans in? Picked this up at a charity shop yesterday. I tried to read one of his a few years ago (Teranesi) and failed
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Randy M.

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Mystery novel. Wentworth was a pretty well-known mystery writer at one time. Maybe a mid-lister or slightly better.
 

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Went to a used book store in Trenton, Georgia. It was one of those overstocked places with piles and piles of books, not all in great condition. Despite that, my better half got some nonfiction and some James Thurber collections and I got some cheap science fiction paperbacks.

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The face on that Artificial Man looks like Patrick McGoohan's. I might have had that edition about 55 years ago.
 

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Nice two-volume set of the Potter edition of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes for $4 today at an estate sale. Sewn signatures. Dustjackets, no slipcase. I have a vague sense that I might have read a lot of the Holmes stories for the first time in this edition, around 1969-1970. Also nice old pb (sewn signatures!) of Dear Theo, the autobiography from his letters of Vincent van Gogh, which I have seen praised somewhere, $1.
 

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The other day I bought three Fleuve Noir on eBay for pennies. 2.15 Euros for the three. The postage was cheap too (the total came to 6.5 Euros) so I just went to the checkout and paid. They arrived yesterday with a note from the seller suggesting I wait before paying next time till he'd figured out a lower postage price for me - and included a book I hadn't paid for; the J'ai Lu.


Restores your faith in human nature it does.


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JunkMonkey

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Not exactly a book haul but we just got given this stonking great bookcase:
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Which, after some arm wrestling, my wife and I are sharing. She gets the right hand side to fill with 'craft stuff' and I get the left to get my idiotically large number of old Penguin paperbacks out of the boxes where they have been languishing. This will give me a chance to sort through them and de-duplicate things.

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The shelves will hold paperbacks three deep so that's about 150 books per shelf. I might get them all in.
 

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