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Fellraven 17 yrs ago
"Commercial" fiction is essentially that which the publisher hopes will hit the best seller list or at least sell in large quantities. The publishers of King and Grisham expect those writer's works to sell hundred…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 2 replies
Publishers don't send out consignments of books labelled "literary fiction" and "popular fiction" because they don't need to. The clue is there in the imprint under which the book is published, or in the case of smaller …

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
What are these "good drugs" you are going to try to give up? If you have an infection in the tooth (and they wouldn't have given you penicillin unless you do) you *must* keep taking the antibiotic you've been given *…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
Slaughter is derived from an old word meaning "muddy place" because the river which runs through the two villages floods frequently.

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 4 replies
http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_interesting_or_unusual_place_names.html I admit to being partial to Lord Hereford's Knob, which I have in fact walked upon.

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
I don't regard the Bible itself as suitable reading for anyone under 18 and then it should only be sold in sealed wrappers. It's completely depraved, what with its content of murder, misogyny, incest, slavery, genoci…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 4 replies
.....it's the publishers who categorise books in this way, and they clearly do so because it serves a purpose or fulfils a need for both them and for readers. Why not phone a couple up and ask them why they do it? Lit…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
Basically the ISBN tends to change when the book concerned is being published in different territories by different publishers. For example, a book originally published in the UK will have a UK publisher's ISBN numbe…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
You are of course entitled to your opinion. And I am entitled to disagree with it. Differences of viewpoint are what makes the world an interesting place.

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
You are of course entitled to your opinion. And I am entitled to disagree with it.

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 9 replies
Literary fiction, as defined by publishers, is basically non-genre fiction which is driven more by ideas and character-development rather than purely plot. "Horror", "thriller", "fantasy", "romance" are fiction genres…


Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 14 replies
I'd be more than happy to see a category for Literary Fiction (eg Robertson Davies) as distinct from mass-market or popular fiction (Anita Shreeve). At the risk of being labelled a snob (ooooohhhhh!) I'd say if you do…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
I suspect that the problem arises because the term itself is a fairly recent American one to define the traditional British type of whodunnit. The only time I've come across it is on American writers' forms and sites and…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
Another British writer of children's and young adult fantasy. Tends to write trilogies with a metaphysical good/evil theme. His books have been published in the US but I'm not sure if they're still available there. ht…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
This book weighs 10oz or around 280g. UK 2nd class postage should be no more than 94p including the weight of packaging. The book can be sent by UK "Printed Papers" airmail rate for under £2 from the UK to Europe.


Fellraven 17 yrs ago
> Mind you..we sometimes DO get books > returned to us that were 3 or so years > over due!!! My father once returned a library book which was 22 years overdue. It went completely AWOL in the house and he quietly i…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago | 4 replies
I've just finished, and thoroughly enjoyed, the above book. Since it's about travels and a quest I think it should go on a few - hence offering it for a bookring. For reasons I won't go into I'd also say that it's the qu…

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
Anything at all by this chap. http://www.robinjarvis.com

Fellraven 17 yrs ago
Have the above to trade for anything else by Walters or anything at all by John Grisham. (UK only) Any offers?


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