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Horror! – the prices people are charging for second hand paperbacks.

I’ve been trying to collect together volumes by Charlotte Smith – my supposed reading project for the year, but fairly recent paperback editions are all £20 plus on both Abebooks and ebay. I think a lot of these recent paperback editions are from the US and quite high quality production.

I do tend to ignore all the print on demand people, they often give a price as though it’s for a complete novel and yet you end up paying for a single volume.

I have secured a copy of Desmond on ebay for £1.99 – it hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m ever hopeful, I’ve just seen a copy of Emmeline for £12 and, after all, I do have all year.

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