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Emily | 20 comments Has anyone here read Changeover? I'm asking mostly for my own selfish purposes ... it looks like it will be absurdly hard to acquire:

http://www.amazon.com/Changeover-Dian...

There's a nice semi-review of the book here that mentions how hard it is to find:

http://readingtheend.com/2013/03/22/r...

This website looks like it was last updated in 1995, so it seems iffy even as a last resort:

http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/moo...

Anyway, has anyone read this one? If you have, HOW did you get your hands on it? :)


Zach Sparks (rykien) | 32 comments I read it in April/May of last year, and I really liked it. I bought my copy at the very reasonable price of £14.09 GBP from the third website on your list. I know it looks like it's from the 1990's, but that's just the way it's always been. The main site (http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/) is/was run by a close friend of DWJ's. If I were you, I would use the email address on the order page and ask Moondust if they are still in business and if they still have copies available.
There is a review I like here: http://readersbynight.com/changeover-...
And this is my review on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

The plot is your basic comedy of (ever-increasing) errors and political/military cover-ups.

Cheers,
And good luck!


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Emily | 20 comments Zach wrote: "I read it in April/May of last year, and I really liked it. I bought my copy at the very reasonable price of £14.09 GBP from the third website on your list. I know it looks like it's from the 199..."

This is SO helpful - thank you so much! I just emailed Moondust, so fingers crossed that they're still around and have copies.

I'm glad to see that you liked the book. The "adult" categorization of this one reminds me that I should reread A Sudden Wild Magic.


Somesuchlike | 19 comments I bought my copy for a standard retail price from Amazon (I forget how much) a few years ago. I didn't realise it had gone out of print again since then! Best of luck getting a copy.


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Emily | 20 comments As an update, looks like the Moondust email address bounces :(


Zach Sparks (rykien) | 32 comments I just checked my email account, I still have the email where they confirmed that my copy had been shipped.

Meredith MacArdle

You might try emailing her, there's always a chance that she might have some spare copies lying around.
Again, best of luck!


Zach Sparks (rykien) | 32 comments Sorry, somehow the email address didn't get posted: meredithxyz@googlemail.com


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Emily | 20 comments You're the best!!


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Emily | 20 comments As an update, I did get in touch with Meredith, and she sold me a used copy of the book. I'm really excited to start it. Thanks to everyone who helped out.


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Zach Sparks (rykien) | 32 comments Yay! I'm so happy that you were able to get a copy after all! I'd recommend keeping a dictionary on hand for this one. Diana uses a a wide range of words both wondrous and mellifluous.


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