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 Post subject: Collins Editions
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2016, 18:30 
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Is anyone able to tell me which of the titles were published by Collins?

I know the first 11 were but I don't think I've ever seen any of the others.

(I ask this question and promptly find 17 and 25....)


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 Post subject: Re: Collins Editions
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Think the only Collins ones were the Armada paperbacks and the complete Chalet series was published under this imprint, many abridged and several split in two.


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There is a separate set specifically under the Collins imprint published around 1998/1999. (The 2- and 3-in-1 also tend to be Collins but I am not interested in those.)

I have a full set of the Armada (which is a Collins imprint which leads to confusion) and the first 11 of the Collins (the covers are quite "blocky" and nothing like as nice as the Armadas). I don't know how many more of the paperbacks were issued in this format. I am aware that they didn't sell very well so it seems unlikely the whole set were republished.


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I bought up to Camp in this format. I'm not sure any more were pubished or whether I simply picked up second-hand ones for the following titles.


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 Post subject: Re: Collins Editions
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There do appear to be several later titles published but they appear to have been those titles that were issued several times in Armada editions (ie Island). There doesn't seem to be any easy way of finding out this information!


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Are these the ones with The School with a difference along the bottom? Hadn't realised they weren't actually the last incarnation of Armadas. Looking on Amazon and flipping through those with pictures I saw all the early ones (including Visitors for the CS by Helen McClelland) up to New House at the CS, then CS in exile and CS at war, then 3 go to CS and CS and island.


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 Post subject: Re: Collins Editions
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2016, 18:19 
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Yes, that's them. They are really the Armadas in new clothes.

To confuse the matter further, there's more than one version of the Collins edition. I have the "smaller" version.

I tried the Fantastic Fiction website as they list the different editions of books but their information is incomplete.


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