Monday, June 11, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY Waterstones edition contains extra Ian Fleming material

As with Trigger Mortis, the Waterstones editions of Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz contain original Ian Fleming material in the back of the book that does not appear in the regular trade first editions. This time the dust-jacket is the same, but the book's page edges are yellow.


The only other special this time that I'm aware of is the Goldsboro Limited, which comes signed and numbered and has blue page edges (no extra content). That edition sold out in pre-orders.

There was also a hardback proof with slightly different boards and endpapers that advertise the novel. The proof did not come in a dust-jacket.

Happy hunting!

8 comments:

  1. Strange , my review copy also contains the chapter titled ' Russian Roulette '... a well as my regular Jonathan Cape edition . Perhaps is it your phrasing which lends to believe there is indeed some extra bits by Fleming other than that TV screen treatment inclusion ( which is notified by Anthony Horowitz himself in a postface ) .

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    1. Not the chapter in the book. I'm talking about the treatment in the back of the book by Fleming. The original document. I'll clarify.

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  2. This whole thing has been a complete bordel.
    I wish JC would get their act together and ensure that there is simply one ‘special’ first edition.
    This fire, steady, aim approach to marketing is driving me nuts and is abusive to the fans !

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  3. The Goldsboro blue edged edition is the standard trade copy without the "original treatment" pages in the back. It is signed and numbered and looks great sitting next to the yellow edged Waterstones copy.

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    1. You did well. I didn't grab a Goldsboro this time and I'm regretting it as I have the Goldsboro TM. But I was waiting to see what other specials would show up, and especially which would have the Fleming material.

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  4. I was very pleased when my order came from Waterstones, and I am even happier now to know that the Fleming material was exclusive to their edition.

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  5. My copy from Waterstones arrived today together with the 007 Diaries by Sir Roger that I bought on 02/06. ( Obs. I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.). I very pleased with the book and the exclusive material. I pleased wuith the yellow edge.
    My question at the moment is: Will the book win an Easton Press edition as Trigger Mortis?

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  6. I hope it does! But the TM Easton edition didn't come out until the following year, so we may have to wait quite a while to find out.

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