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The Big Over Easy V1.1 (UK editions)
To upgrade to BOE/V1.1, please follow instructions below: |
As is customary with early book releases, there are a few bugs that made it through the rigorous testing procedures for which Fforde books have not become legendary. The following instructions allow you to update your edition to an all new BOE/V1.1.
1: Editions covered by this upgrade: All Hodder hardback, export and Canadian trade editions. ON NO ACCOUNT attempt to upgrade any proofs, US versions or mass market paperbacks. A 'deep text crash' may result which will render your book unreadable and may well wipe out all the planet's fiction.
2: Earth the book by touching it lightly against a dictionary.
3: If you are running your library on the outdated SCROLL V7.3 or PAPYRUS 2.8, please upgrade immediately to BOOK 8.3 which is available by downloading HERE .
4: If you are running the Beta Version of BOOK V9 or "UltraWord™" as it is known and have Anti-GrammasitePro™ or ReadZip™ activated, please disable before upgrade. Third party hardware ancillaries such as bookmarks, pressed flowers, old bus tickets, prophylactics, etc, must also be removed.
5: Using a fine black pen make the following corrections:
i/ Turn to page 6 and where it says 'whose butter/flour ratio' cross out 'butter' and replace with 'fat' so the line reads: 'whose fat/flour ratio'. Chymes obviously had no idea aout the true ingredients of a pork pie, whose shortcrust pastry is actually constructed with hot water crust which involves boiling water and lard and flour. No butter. (Bob Boswell)
ii/ Turn to page 18 and where it says 'She would sleep in corridors, roads, paths, puddles, gutters - anywhere where it suddenly felt tired' cross out 'it' and replace with 'she' so the line reads: ''..anywhere where she suddenly felt tired.'' Ripvan gender realignment problems.. (Claire Aston)
iii/ Turn to page 57 and where it says "tightly curled blond hair" cross out and replace with "tightly curled black hair" We have already met him in Well of Lost Plots and although vain, I didn't think he would be vain enough to have bleached his hair.
iv/ Turn to page 74 and where it says "a hand a the canvases." add a 't' to make it "a hand at the canvases."(Augie Krater)
v/ Turn to page 197 and where it says: "Do you think it will flower?" cross out and replace with "Do you think it's self-pollinating?" The beanstalk has already produced beans in pods, so it has flowered - and they could not have failed to notice.
vi/ Turn to page 218 and add a full stop after "...had a look with a pen torch and closed it" (Claire Aston)
vii/ Turn to page 262 and where it says "can you also confirm that you have the lowest investigation/conviction ratio of any department in Reading?" change round the investigation/conviction to read conviction/investigation. Trifling, I know.
viii/ Turn to page 274 and where it says "Jack ran into the living room and snatched him out of harm's way...He placed her on a chair..." more Ripvan gender realignment problems. Change 'him' to 'her'. (Claire Aston)
iix/ Turn to page 336 and add a full stop after "Jack thought for a moment" (Claire Aston)
ix/ Turn to page 348 and where it says "Tell Mrs Singh I'll ring her when I can. Call Baker and inform him we'll be with her -" This last 'her' is confusing; Jack means that Mary should speak to Baker and get a message to Gretal. So replace with: "Call Baker and inform him and Gretal we'll be with them -"
6: Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of The Big Over Easy V1.1. To fully authenticate your copy download the upgrade sticker file by clicking HERE. Print out the download and affix it to the title page of your copy. Thank you for using the jasperfforde.com upgrade service.
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