[DWJ] Rare Book Joy

Emma Comerford emmaco at tpg.com.au
Sat Aug 5 18:49:32 EDT 2006

Excitement shared! Especially as you prompted me to go check the Libraries 
Australia website (http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss) where 
there seem to be more Pamela Brown books than I had heard of. I shall go 
chase up why "Maddy Again" is apparently in my library system but does not 
appear in the catalogue and also put in some interlibrary loan requests!

There are some books I regret not stealing from libraries, namely those 
that end up getting thrown out/sold for $1 when the library decides they 
are too old. I would have loved and cherished some of those books! ObDWJ: 
This happened to nearly all DWJ books in between me reading them in the 
early 90s and wanting to re-read them a few years later. They bought them 
all again when republished, but that was just LUCKY.


At 06:44 AM 6/08/2006, Ding, Kylie \(KAM.RIC\) wrote:
>I have to share the excitement of this with people who will understand!
>The library here got me a copy of Maddy Again by Pamela Brown on
>interlibrary loan!!
>This is the rarest of the Blue Door books.  I hardly ever comes up
>secondhand, and when it does it goes for hundreds and hundreds of
>dollars.  I have never been so tempted to steal a book in my life!  As
>it is I am just happy to read it, I was beginning to think I'd never
>track a copy down.  I'm almost embarassed to admit how much things like
>this were a factor in my decision to live in England for six months :)
>obDWJ - imagine how you'd have felt getting a copy of The Skiver's Guide
>before the news came out it was going to be reprinted!
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