NABOKV-L post 0006270, Sat, 15 Dec 2001 10:30:04 -0800

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NABOKOV BIO by Jane Grayson
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EDITORs NOTE. Obtaining Jane Grayson's new VN biography (highly
recommended), just out in the UK, seems to be a matter of some
confusion. I am sending out a couple of further items.
The address for the Amazon UK website is www.amazon.co.uk
<http://www.amazon.co.uk> . All the details have been advertised there
for some time, See

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140293515/o/qid=1008439617/sr=8-1/ref=sr_aps_b_1_1/026-5339729-8362037


Also note the two-volume collection of essays, _Nabokov's World_, ed.
Jane Grayson, Arnold McMillin, Priscilla Meyer (Basingstoke: Palgrave)
due out in December 2001. Below, Mary Belino

Below, Mary Bellino, Associate Editor of NABOKOV STUDIES, offers a
possible source from Canada which might be faster.

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Subject: Re:NABOKOV BIO by Jane Grayson
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 09:44:37 -0500
From: Mary Bellino <iambe@javanet.com>
Reply-To: iambe@javanet.com
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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>From Mary Bellino (iambe@javanet.com):

My source for new UK releases that aren't readily available is a place
called "British Books at American Prices," on the Web at
http://britishbooks.site.yahoo.net/britishbooks/index.html.
The last time I used their service I got the Evelyn Waugh/Nancy Mitford
letters a full year before it was available in the US. If they don't
have the book in stock they can probably get it; in either case you will
pay a little more than the cover price. A less lazy method would be to
contact any Canadian bookselle
r; most UK titles should be obtainable
there.

The Grayson biography sounds very tasty and I'm looking forward to
reading it.

I see that her important book _Nabokov Translated_ seems to be out of
print, or at least is not listed on the Oxford Press USA site; it would
be a great candidate for reissue in either electronic or paperback format.

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Kurt Johnson wrote:
RE holiday gift items, it's interesting that this book is not available
[yet?] at UK Amazon.com (amazonuk.com), American
amazon.com OR barnesandnoble.com (bn.com). Perhaps Nabokov-on-line
could ask if anyone knows how to obtain it. The only
listing at amazonuk.com seems to be l used (or review?) copy, offered by
a third party bookseller. I do know that these posting at
those websites do take time (based on when their inventories are
received) but since its Dec. 14, its rather unfortunate.