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Just received this sales booklet through the post. Aside from the usual caveat, that many of the books are available significantly cheaper from elsewhere, I noticed one pretty substantial error in one book's blurb:
Under the entry for 1000 Books to Read Before You Die the blurb starts: The fifth title in the best-selling series that has over 4.4 million copies in print
I think they must be muddling this up with the series 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, an admittedly understandable mistake (I do think the Mustich book could have been better titled given the long running nature of the other series). In fact, the Mustich book is completely different to the Boxall book, and, for me, is a more interesting list as it's wider ranging, including, for instance, non-fiction. It's a very personal list (aren't they all?) and I profoundly disagree with some elements of it (don't we all?), but it's fun for all that. There's a website to go with it, 1000bookstoread.com, which includes precis of all the book entries.
I notice also that the new fifth edition of the 1001 Books series was pubished month ago. Don't know what the updates include.
I'll be asking Santa for a copy of The Writer's Map, which I was looking at in Waterstone's yesterday.
Just goes to show what happens when you rush into print......Sally Wilby at the FS has kindly (and patiently) pointed out that the blurb (which, at least, I did quote correctly) says "fifth title", not fifth edition. Indeed, there are four more titles published by Workman in their 'Before You Die' series. I retire, suitably humbled and embarrassed!
Yes, I rather like the look of that too.
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