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eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: steeljam (---.range81-154.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 31, 2009 07:22PM

Yesterday I was notified of the auction of a Shades of Grey proof. I put in a bid for this item. Today I have received a notification of cancellation of this item.

Interesting.

It is the first time I have seen a proof copy of one of Jasper's books for sale. I have a few of Terry Pratchett's early proof books but a proof copy of the new book has gone for over 800.

Steve

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and outright winner of the 3 time winner of the Ffestival Dodo Feeding competition.
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Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.range86-148.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 01, 2009 11:27AM

I seem to remember that Jasper auctioned the first proof at the last Ffiesta, but it would not be delivered until the book was ready to go?

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: steeljam (---.range86-129.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 05, 2009 05:08PM

It wasn't even a proof It was a set of type pages with part of the story.
A sort of pre-proof.

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Joint winner Colouring Competition 2007
and outright winner of the 3 time winner of the Ffestival Dodo Feeding competition.
Fforde Ffiesta Ffotos are here - [www.flickr.com]

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (141.132.98.---)
Date: September 07, 2009 05:10AM

might want to see if the seller stil exists... You didn't win the auction and pay, before it was canned, I hope!

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (141.132.98.---)
Date: September 07, 2009 05:10AM

Or *still*, as we language historians say...

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: robert (153.107.33.---)
Date: September 08, 2009 05:48AM

Oh, I don't know, I think there's a place for both: *still* should be used for a fairly lengthy stay (my mother-in-law is still visiting) and *stil* used to imply 'but not for much longer'(and I stil haven't read this month's edition of 'Famous Poisoners').

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Planet Cool (---.elp.res.rr.com)
Date: October 17, 2009 10:12PM

When's the book itself coming out? Some sources say this year, some others say next...

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: October 19, 2009 09:23AM

There is a bit of a hint here

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Planet Cool (---.elp.res.rr.com)
Date: October 20, 2009 06:25PM


Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: October 21, 2009 07:42AM

Perhaps different release dates in U.K. & U.S.A.?

I will stick with the Fforde one, though. :)

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: laparapluie (---.72.238.62.optusnet.com.au)
Date: November 06, 2009 12:05PM

I got a pre-proof copy today. The cover is a 'colour by number' picture. [i325.photobucket.com]

Edit:

It's on ebay again?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/2009 12:13PM by laparapluie.

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (141.132.103.---)
Date: November 10, 2009 05:24AM

link? I can't find it!




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Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: laparapluie (---.72.228.213.optusnet.com.au)
Date: November 11, 2009 07:53PM

Item number 270479883727

Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (141.132.98.---)
Date: November 12, 2009 05:08AM

cheers!




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Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (141.132.98.---)
Date: November 12, 2009 05:14AM

Just looked at it... You know what would be awesome inside that book? Those little watercolour swatches that you used to get in paint your own illustrations books... It'd be so cool... Could stick random colours in for each house (brain explodes).




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eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: zendao42 (---.bhm.bellsouth.net)
Date: November 15, 2009 04:11AM

Planet Cool Wrote:
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> When's the book itself coming out? Some sources say this year, some others say next...
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An e-mail from B & N this week says 12-29-09-
I'm giving the American form for the date, hope the rest of you can figure it out ;)

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Re: eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: November 15, 2009 05:22PM

I sort of guessed that month 29 implied an outbreak of American dates.

eBay auction of Shades of Grey proof
Posted by: zendao42 (---.bhm.bellsouth.net)
Date: November 29, 2009 03:26AM

So, is everybody anxiously awaiting the release date?

I don't yet have a copy to read but you can find a review here:
[inoneeyeouttheother.blogspot.com]

You may also find some other reading recommendations of interest...



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