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British edition cover
Posted by: plockplock (
Date: July 09, 2005 05:32PM

I think that the cover art for the Brit edition is far superior to the US edition. What's my best bet for acquiring one here on the US side of the pond? Or should I wait (can I stand it?) and pick one up at the Ffestival? Will sell me one now or only after the US editon is released?

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Mollie (
Date: July 10, 2005 05:59PM

I wholeheartly agree about the brit cover being much much more attractive than our US one. You can totally buy one on when it comes out over there and usually you will recieve it before the US one comes out. I did this for Something Rotten, which also has a great cover!

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: ali_splat (
Date: July 10, 2005 11:03PM

Interesting, I like the US cover better...

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: SLIGHTCAP (
Date: July 11, 2005 01:02AM

me too...

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Zed (67.29.176.---)
Date: July 13, 2005 09:27PM

I think Canada is selling the Brit version too so you may want to try ordering from or - I think Chapters/Indigo has it in stock. has sold out of this.

I have the US version and am voraciously reading it but agree that the UK version has a nicer cover.

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: pip (
Date: July 21, 2005 12:52PM

Hasn't the US edition been edited slightly differently to help non-brits? I think I read somewhere that helpful things like "'Reading' is pronounced 'Redding'" were included, but I might be wrong.

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Andrea (
Date: July 21, 2005 01:39PM

I like the American one too. Does anyone know why there are two sizes of the English version?

oh and ltns hi folks

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Re: British edition cover
Posted by: splatali (
Date: July 21, 2005 03:06PM

Hi Andrea, as you say, long time, w/b...

sorry nope, no idea.

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: mebbe (
Date: July 21, 2005 03:35PM

One is the same size as the original TN hardbacks, so I guess it is so it fits with them. The other is the size of the new SR cover. Perhaps to go with both collections?
I got both yesterday.

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: ali_splat (
Date: July 24, 2005 11:37AM

I got the new cover a couple of days ago, and it was on its 2nd printing, which is pretty good going at this stage... must see if I can get one of the bigger ones too.

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Jonathan (
Date: July 25, 2005 11:05AM

I bought the UK one but I think the US cover looks much much better! I love the pic of Humpty drinking a bottle of alcohol!

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Amina (146.176.140.---)
Date: July 28, 2005 01:07PM

Lol - isn't there a Reading in America too?

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: Anonymous User (
Date: July 28, 2005 11:25PM

Yep, in Pennsylvania. It had a major railway company that served Reading and Philadelphia, as well as some other local points. One of those points was Atlantic City, which is why "Reading Railroad" is a tile on the Monopoly board. And it's pronounced the same way as the one in England. :)

Post Edited (07-29-05 00:26)

Re: British edition cover
Posted by: pip (
Date: August 01, 2005 01:25PM

I dunno then. I'm sure I read something about a non-brits guide in certain editions of the book, and then I got confused as that's what fforumites usually create online.

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