Re: S&A ebooks/digital editions - Missee Lee Howler

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Posted by Dave Thewlis on November 28, 2015 at 18:10:48 user dthewlis.

In Reply to: S&A ebooks/digital editions posted by Dave Thewlis on September 17, 2015 at 16:19:59:

General warning:

I was able to purchase all twelve of the S&A books in Kindle editions when I was in the U.K. two months ago, through the courtesy of Rob Boden. These are the Random House Children's Publishers digital books. While I've found minor bones to pick with their choices, they have generally been quite good in accurate reproduction of the text (the occasional typo is all). Their way of presenting illustrations takes getting used to but works.

However at the end of Missee Lee I found they had omitted the entire postscript paragraph after THE END which explains how the Shining Moon found her way back to St. Mawes in Cornwell.

I haven't noticed any other blatant exclusions of this sort up to ML (and with the exception of BS I've tried to really read through them); I haven't gotten to PM and GN yet.

With luck somebody with a connection at Random House can bring this to their attention; it really warrants a re-issue and automatic update.

(Exclusion of BS: I've never been able to reread it completely, I usually start and then skip most of the procedural part and jump to the scene with the lawyer. I generally find detective stories to be uninteresting unless they are by Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Conan Doyle, or Josephine Tey. And Manning Coles; I love the Tommy Hambleton books, but they are more "thrillers" (or ghost stories)).

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