UPDATE – All books have found new homes. Thanks to everyone who commented. And sorry about the language/country mistake!
It’s been a while since I wrote an In the Mailbox post, mostly because nothing of note had arrived in a while. Then two things happened. First a batch of foreign language edition books arrived. Trouble is, I can’t remember which language it was in because then my agent had a clean out, giving me three boxes of foreign language editions she didn’t need, and they quickly became part of the general sorting out of what to keep. After I made sure I had one of everything I looked at the price of postage to the countries the book had come from, picked myself back up off the floor, and sent everything to charity. Well, except for these:
Set 1: The Dutch reissue of the Black Magician Trilogy.
Set 2: The Italian Black Magician Trilogy.
Set 3: The Spanish Black Magician Trilogy plus The Magician’s Apprentice.
All which I’m going to send to send to three lucky commenters.
Please take note:
One set of books per commenter. Please indicate which set/language you would like.
I will not separate sets of books. Posting books to the other side of the world from Australia costs almost as much as the book does, but the larger the parcel the more economical the postage is. If you want only some of the books, please give the rest to friends, family, the local library or a charity.
The first to leave a valid comment gets the set. Valid comments are ones expressing a wish to have the books, and an intention for them to go to someone who reads in the language (not that you wish one day to speak it, collect books, or think the cover is cool). I prefer to send books to people who will read them.
Bear in mind that while most of these books are in good condition, some arrived a little marked. It is a bit too much to expect books to travel halfway around the world and still be in perfect shape.
I will email you to get your address. If you do not reply in 3 days I will select the writer of the next valid comment.
I will sign and dedicate the books to whoever will receive them. I’ll leave some books undedicated if requested, but not all. If requested I’ll include a few signed bookplates as well, but only for the commenter who gets the books.
I’ll be sending them sea mail, so it’s going to take up to two months for them to arrive.
These three sets of books are all I have up for grabs so don’t ask me for another set or books in other languages.