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Kolonia Karna
by Richard Herley | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by conexil on 2/4/2003
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by millymoo):

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by conexil on Tuesday, February 04, 2003

5 out of 10

This book was released with the following text attached to the inside cover:


If you haven't heard of bookcrossing, you soon will. Visit to find out more - and while there, PLEASE journal the fact that you've found this book.

The experiment is a bookcrossing twist on the theory of Six Degrees of Separation:

The volume you're holding is a Polish edition of The Penal Colony, a novel I wrote in 1986. I don't have any Polish friends who don't have a copy, and it seems a shame to let this book continue to moulder in my loft.

I could send it to a bookcrosser in Poland, but that seems a bit lame. Or I could just leave it somewhere and hope against hope that a Polish reader finds it. As I live in southern England, this would be a very long shot.

Instead I am attempting to combine the bookcrossing concept with the Six Degrees theory. If you know, or know of, anyone who speaks Polish, please give this book to him/her. If you don't know such a person, please release the book again physically NEARER TO POLAND. The book began its odyssey in Farnham, Surrey, so should generally head in a south-easterly direction.

Once the book is in the hands of a Polish reader, please send or take it to Poland. Once it's in Poland, please send or take it to Warsaw. Once it's in Warsaw, please take it to the offices of the publishers and hand it to the receptionist. The following note will then take effect:

4 February 2003

Dear Sirs

I have not heard from you for a very long time. Are any royalties due to me on this title?

Yours faithfully

Richard Herley

If you're not interested in the experiment, please just leave this book where you found it. Thanks!


I've released three others with the same title, and four more of another title. The object is to see how many steps it takes for me to dun the publishers while saving a postage stamp! 

Journal Entry 2 by conexil at Cafe table in Lion & Lamb Yard in Farnham, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 04, 2003

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Released on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at Al fresco cafe table in Lion & Lamb Yard in Farnham, Surrey United Kingdom. 

Journal Entry 3 by millymoo from Salisbury, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 28, 2003

This book has not been rated.

it was in polish so i couldnt read it, but me and my workmates at the lion and lamb bistro had great fun with it-putting our own person on touch on it. it is bound to make it much more interesting for the next person.
am going to 'release' the book in salisbury i think....... 

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