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message 1: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 30, 2018 05:22PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 7172 comments Why is the author being changed? There are exceptions to the Mrs. policy. Isn't this one of them?

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

"Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant."

(thinking about https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...)


message 2: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 196 comments Well, I know for a fact that she was Mrs. Oliphant when I added the books to my shelves. That's how her name appears on all my covers. It's annoying that someone changed that.


message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14878 comments There was another profile for Mrs. Oliphant with three books on it. Merged that into Margaret (more complete profile and bio) and changed Margaret back to Mrs. Oliphant.

Flagged the incorrect change of author name which led to books with authors Margaret Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant.

Anyone who wants to add Margaret Oliphant as a second author to PD editions with that name on the cover, feel free ;)


message 4: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 22197 comments lethe wrote: "Anyone who wants to add Margaret Oliphant as a second author to PD editions with that name on the cover."

I've done one, to create a new profile for Margaret Oliphant, with a librarian note: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

I'm not going to look for other editions, but at least when editions with Margaret Oliphant are imported now, there is a librarian note explaining how to treat the author names for this author.


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14878 comments Great, Arenda!

There already was a librarian note on Mrs. Oliphant's profile, but it was sadly ignored. Hopefully with the other profile also having a note it won't be anymore.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 7172 comments Thank you, thank you everyone!


message 7: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 196 comments Thank you! My shelves are glad to match my actual books again. :)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 7172 comments I added a note to Mrs. Oliphant with a link to the Margaret Oliphant edit page and Arenda's note.


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