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Jan 24, 2015 06:38AM

220 Thank you. I do not know about the 2 books. They're not on the web site, so I'll ask her son.
Jan 24, 2015 05:24AM

220 Thank you, bu I would have done that except it's not the right author. That description needs to be pulled. The Mary Lascelles that wrote "Racing Dreams" is not the one that wrote the books about Jane Austen & Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Sorry I didn't make that clear.

I'm not a very good librarian, but know we're supposed to use the name on the cover. Mary Diane Lascelles is what her son (I think) sent me as her full name. That's why I wanted someone else to do this to create the name correctly. I wasn't sure whether to put the 'Diane' in for this one or to add a space. If the latter, isn't there a list that needs updating?
Jan 24, 2015 04:28AM

220 I added 2 books Racing Dreams & Dawn & the Fairies to Mary Lascelles books. The correct author is Mary Diane Lascelles

Born in Brighton,England 11/7/1939.Died 7/10/2014.
Gender:Female
Website: www.marylascelles.co.uk
Genre:Horse verse and Children's adventures.
About this author: Mary Lascelles with her illustrator Jacquie Jones have produced a classic collection of Children's Equine and Adventure books.Mary lived on The Lizard in Cornwall and Jacquie Jones is based in Newmarket, the headquarters of horse racing in England.
Mary has spent her life with horses and ponies and is a passionate defender of animals and a supporter of all conservation.
jacquie Jones brings her inimitable interpretation to the illustrations.
Her web site is: http://www.marylascelles.co.uk/about

Could someone please create the author profiles & move the books correctly? I'll try to get Jacquie's info & more on the other 4 books they wrote together plus author pictures. TTIA
Jun 24, 2009 10:16AM

220 I just got an email from CWS. I suggested she join this group & ask for some help. I don't know if she knows about the import function, either. Sounds as if she's under the gun, but nice & willing to try to do the right thing.
May 19, 2009 09:38AM

220 How about 'Religion Religion' for the author of each. That gives a first & last name for searching.

One man's religion is another's belly laugh. No way you're going to please everyone, so treat them all the same unless there is a perfectly clear author to attribute the text to.
series or not? (7 new)
Apr 17, 2009 10:56AM

220 According to a couple of sites I checked, it is a series. Here's the order from
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/e...


87th Precinct
1. Cop Hater (1956)
2. The Mugger (1956)
3. The Pusher (1956)
4. The Con Man (1957)
5. Killer's Choice (1957)
6. Killer's Payoff (1958)
7. Killer's Wedge (1958)
8. Lady Killer (1958)
9. 'til Death (1959)
10. King's Ransom (1959)
11. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1960)
12. The Heckler (1960)
13. See Them Die (1960)
14. Lady, Lady, I Did It (1960)
15. The Empty Hours (1960)
16. Like Love (1962)
17. Ten Plus One (1963)
18. Ax (1963)
19. He Who Hesitates (1965)
20. Doll (1965)
21. Eighty Million Eyes (1966)
22. Fuzz (1968)
23. Shotgun (1968)
24. Jigsaw (1970)
25. Hail, Hail, the Gangs All Here (1971)
26. Sadie, When She Died (1972)
27. Lets Hear It for the Deaf Man (1961)
28. Hail to the Chief (1973)
29. Bread (1974)
30. Blood Relatives (1975)
31. So Long As You Both Shall Live (1976)
32. Long Time No See (1977)
33. Calypso (1979)
34. Ghosts (1980)
35. Heat (1981)
36. Ice (1983)
37. Lightning (1984)
38. Eight Black Horses (1985)
39. Poison (1987)
40. Tricks (1987)
41. Lullaby (1989)
42. Vespers (1989)
43. Widows (1991)
44. Kiss (1992)
45. Mischief (1993)
46. And All Through the House (1986)
47. Romance (1995)
48. Nocturne (1997)
49. The Big Bad City (1998)
50. The Last Dance (1999)
51. Money, Money, Money (2001)
52. Fat Ollie's Book (2003)
53. The Frumious Bandersnatch (2004)
54. Hark! (2004)
55. Fiddlers (2005)
McBain's Ladies: The Women of the 87th (1988)
McBain's Ladies Too (1989)


Mar 31, 2009 04:45AM

220 Rivka, that's cool. Janny Wurts is on GR & she was there, too. There are still a few of us. I was a sysop on the PetNet & started the DIY Home Improvement RT. I hung around the SF&F RT too at a blazing 300bps on an Atari 130XE when I started. (128kb of RAM running at 1.6MHz)

Did you have the front end 'Aladdin'? It was written mostly by a paraplegic in Hawaii who programmed it by blowing through a straw. Nice guy.

(sorry, I wander from the topic...)
Mar 30, 2009 06:35PM

220 I remember some boards where the discussion was trashed by name-calling & 'personalities'. Not here on GR, but years ago on GEnie. Any Animal Rights topic had to be watched very closely or the participants would explode in hatred all over the board, as an example. I've been quite pleased not to see any such behavior here on GR.

That was a great review. Thanks, Carolyn.
Mar 24, 2009 03:57AM

220 Sounds good to me, Otis.
Mar 21, 2009 04:30AM

220 Lisa wrote: "It should be just the actual images on the covers, in my opinion. I don't understand why anything else would be ok.

If in the book description field for an edition, someone wants to enter who designed the cover, that would be ok with me."


I agree with this entirely. I'm a big fan of
Frank Frazetta & his paintings are cover art for many different books. Various editions have different layouts for the work. The original artwork itself & any images of just it are copyrighted & can't be posted here, though.

Giving Frazetta credit, especially in a searchable way would be great. I've followed his work for years & don't everything published. I'd love to list it to collect it.
combining quotes (27 new)
Mar 13, 2009 11:57AM

220 Took me a while to find that, too. Go to the author's quotes & look for 'Combine Quotes' on the right side of the page.
Feb 12, 2009 09:14AM

220 Done. Thank you.
Feb 12, 2009 07:42AM

220 L.E. Modesitt Jr. wrote Fires of Paratime & later, when he moved to a different publisher (Timescape to Tor), the book was released as The Timegod. Kate, the editor at Tor, told me it was supposed to be a re-write, but after reading it, there wasn't enough changed for either of us to tell the difference.

These books are currently listed as separate books. On Fantastic Fiction, they list the books separately too. They're really the same book, just different titles. Should I combine or not?
separating (33 new)
Jan 22, 2009 04:30AM

220 Thank you.

Looks like someone else took care of the issue. Thanks to whoever it was!
separating (33 new)
Jan 21, 2009 08:32AM

220 Thank you. It's very intuitive to use, once you told me what to look for. I made some changes to Simon R. Green's DeathStalker books & to Roger Zelazny's book.

I could not separate out books from Zelazny's Great Book of Amber. It has lots of other editions that are incorrect. It shouldn't have any other editions & those listed under it are 2 separate editions; one is a 2 volume set, the other is a 1 volume set. When I tried to separate either one out I get an error:
"Sorry, undefined method `each' for nil:NilClass"

Please help & if someone wouldn't mind making sure that my changes that did work were correct, I'd appreciate it.
separating (33 new)
Jan 21, 2009 07:09AM

220 I have another case that needs separating here:
http://www.goodreads.com/work/edition...
There are 10 singly published books in
The Great Book of Amber The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10

There are only the first 5 books in The Chronicles of Amber: Two Volume Set (Hardcover) which is listed as an edition of the above. They should be an edition all on their own, with their translations.

I'd like to fix this, but I don't know how to break them off into their own book & then move the translations to them.

separating (33 new)
Jan 21, 2009 03:49AM

220 Could someone point me to instructions on how to separate books please?

I checked for duplicates in my books & found that Deathstalker & Deathstalker Legacy show as the same book. Apparently someone added the latter to the former as one of its editions. They're not the same, but part of a series.

There's also "Traquemort. Le proscrit (Broché)" listed as an edition of "Death Stalker" & my high school French fails me. "Death Stalker: Rebellion"?
Jan 08, 2009 11:55AM

220 Isis_FG wrote: "I think that along with the librarian manual, there should be page with directions explaining how each and every field of the book edit/manually add pages should be used..."

I would really like that. Great idea, Isis_FG!
Dec 02, 2008 08:23AM

220 Thanks, vitalinew. The Stephen Brust had no books, so I merged him with Steven Brust. I got an error screen, but it seemed to work anyway.

I did the same thing with John Grisham. There were several variations that had no books. No errors with them.
Dec 02, 2008 06:32AM

220 Stephen Brust should be deleted I think. He has no books & I believe the correct author is Steven Brust. I'm not sure how to do it, if I can or if I should.

Help, please.
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