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Posted by Mike Field on September 10, 2016 at 18:30:01 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Re: 'Secret Water' News posted by Jon on September 09, 2016 at 05:54:48:

A bit of research from my end reveals that in fact the title of the book I have (a hard-cover) is The Complete And Utter "My Word" Collection, published by Methuen in 1983.

On the flyleaf, books already having been published are shown as --

You Can't Have Your Kayak And Heat It -- 1973
Upon My Word -- 1974
Take My Word For It -- 1978
Oh, My Word -- 1980

and also The "My Word" Stories, 1976, incorporating the first two above.

My (1983) version purports to contain the stories from all four books above, and lists them in the Contents pages under those book titles. The page count is 397 pages. The contents for each book listed in my copy amount to, respectively, 31, 28, 30, and 30 stories. Most stories run onto three pages. But nowhere in the book is the 'Kayak' shown. :-(

Perhaps The Utterly Complete "My Word" Stories is a still-later version, with yet more stories?

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