[DWJ] Not Got The Game Yet *sobs*!

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 16:57:50 EDT 2007


Ah, the joy of parents who choose names "so they can't be shortened".

Farah

On 26/03/07, Celestia Godbehere <ayewards at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Yup, Celestia has always been my name, and it's quite horrible to live
> with
> as it refuses to be shortened properly. It has given me lots of sympathy
> for
> anyone with similarly creative parents (poor Maree Mallory), but it's
> better
> than Guillaumette, which is what my parents nearly called me.
> Thanks to everyone who posted with help on how to get The Game,
>
> Celestia
>
> >From: "Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale)" <Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com>
> >Reply-To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
> >To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
> >Subject: RE: [DWJ] Got The Game!
> >Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:02:55 -0000
> >
> >Celestia wrote:
> >
> > > I had the same problem with all my local bookshops, and was quite
> > > disgusted with Waterstones for only having a lonely copy of The Merlin
> > > Conspiracy. They also hadn't heard of The Game, but I'm not really
> > > surprised as when I looked on their website they didn't even have a
> > > picture of the cover.
> > > Crack in time theory probably correct.
> >
> >I'm having similar luck (or do I mean lack?).  My local bookshop, after
> >I gave them the ISBN someone so kindly posted here, said that none of
> >their wholesalers had heard of it, and even penguin didn't recognise it.
> >Chris (the proprietor) said that 0142... looks like a Penguin US ISBN;
> >their British editions usually have numbers in 0140...
> >
> >I see from other posts that Forbidden Planet have it.  I have no idea
> >where my nearest FP might be, but I'm in London next Thursday, and I'll
> >have a look.  They're not a bad shop for US books, anyway.
> >
> > > Have been a lurker up till now, so hello everybody!
> > >
> > > Celestia
> > > Torquay, UK
> >
> >(rather belatedly) Hello Celestia!  I like your name.  Is it a name
> >you've always had, or did you acquire it later in life?  And in the West
> >Country, too!  I'm from Somerset, but exiled to Leicestershire at the
> >moment, and constantly homesick.
> >
> >Philip
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