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Not sure where to put this but I wonder if anyone cares to purchase this particular copy of Little G?

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cestina wrote:
Not sure where to put this but I wonder if anyone cares to purchase this particular copy of Little G?


That's unbelievable - if this edition is published by Greyladies, it probably cost around 12- 15 GBP to buy new!!! Is the title itself such a rarity? I'm not well versed in the works of E M Channon.


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That's one of those silly ones, surely - we've seen similar pricings for some CS paperbacks. I'm never too sure if the rationale is 'Let's see what we can get away with' or a mistaken belief that the book is a rarity. I incline to the former belief...


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I keep seeing notices about roadworks saying Advanced warning. I think it should be Advance warning - telling us in advance something that is going to happen. Advanced warning doesn't sound right - how do others feel about this?


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ivohenry wrote:
I keep seeing notices about roadworks saying Advanced warning. I think it should be Advance warning - telling us in advance something that is going to happen. Advanced warning doesn't sound right - how do others feel about this?

It sounds wrong to me, too - as though this were a particularly sophisticated type of warning, much better than a basic warning. If you have to use an extra word, it should be 'advance', but what's wrong with just plain 'warning', which alerts you that something is going to happen?


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Definitely 'advance', if anything - an advanced warning ought to be one that's brought forward? Or more complicated/ developed?


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Definitely 'advance', if anything - an advanced warning ought to be one that's brought forward? Or more complicated/ developed?


Glad you both agree with me! Just sounds so wrong!


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Yes, a bit like oure local dry cleaners that offers to 'launderate' your garments...


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Yes, a bit like oure local dry cleaners that offers to 'launderate' your garments...


Oh, I quite like that! :D

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Yes, I do, too - combination of launder and aerate, possibly?


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Noreen wrote:
Definitely 'advance', if anything - an advanced warning ought to be one that's brought forward? Or more complicated/ developed?


Glad you both agree with me! Just sounds so wrong!


I regularly type our church bulletin. Sometimes, the leadership wants to highlight a forthcoming special meeting or event a couple of weeks in advance. I always use 'advance notice', rather than any alternative.

I agree with others that 'advanced notice' is wrong.

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Spotted a post on Facebook by someone who says she's writing 'a fiction novel'. Hmmm....

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:D :D :D

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Though there is, confusingly, Margaret George's novel called The Autobiography of Henry VIII...


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It always makes me giggle when I'm playing The Sims that one of the options for writers is to write a "non-fiction novel" :lol: :roll:

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Noreen wrote:
Though there is, confusingly, Margaret George's novel called The Autobiography of Henry VIII...


I also once read the autobiography of Wing-Commander Bigglesworth which must have been true!

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Overheard in our local library, "it's the fourth book in a trilogy" .............


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Maybe they were referring to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish - the fourth of the five books in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy.

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lizco wrote:
Overheard in our local library, "it's the fourth book in a trilogy" .............
Or Tehanu, the fourth book in Ursula K LeGuin's 'Earthsea Trilogy'...


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I maybe doing the lady concerned a grave injustice but somehow I don't think either of these two suggestions would be her choice of reading. However, you can't judge a book by its cover!


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