Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Various updates

The copy of the Mount edition of Shadowmancer sold on Ebay for £103, close to my predicted value and far off its peak. I expect prices to fall further.

The Best of the Bookers (as voted by the general public and predicted here) was Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. You can currently pick up an unsigned copy in dustwrapper on ABEbooks for £400, which seems good value.

Staying on the topic of the Booker Prize, The Oak Tree Press have issued the sixth volume in their First Chapter Series - The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, with illustrations by Yoko Ono. It is a very attractive production in a good cause, and highly recommended. They have a number of other interesting volumes currently available, and the site is well worth a look.

Seth Hunter is indeed a pseudonym, for "the author of a number of highly acclaimed and prize-winning adult and children's novels. He has written and directed many historical dramas for television, radio and the theatre and adapted and directed films by playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Michael Bulgarov". The writing style reminds me of Jonathan Lunn, author of the Killigrew novels - if anyone has any definite information please let me know!

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