Oh, but where are your beautiful illustrations?! I'm glad the books are finally making it over here to the State, but I'm sad about the covers. *sigh*
That's very sweet of you, Jen, but it's long been understood that the new covers would be illustrated by a different illustrator. That's what makes them look different!I also think that America is another market, with other ways of doing things. I've seen the artwork for the next two titles, and I'm confident that they'll do well over there. Besides, I believe that the originals are still avilable here and there!
WOW. I really like the touchstone trilogy! :D well, glad that I have the whole series even before it made it to the states. love the illustrations too. really special.
Well, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the books.They were along time in the making, and so we're now hoping that a new generation of readers will begin to pick up on them.
Steve,Do you know if "Winter Wood" was ever published in the US with the original cover? I was hoping to buy it, so that it matched the other two. Love the story - one of the most imaginative I've read in a while!
Hi Tiffani. Yes, there were US editions of both hardback and paperback in the original design. It should still be possible to get them, although I see that neither Amazon nor B&N have any left. You could try smaller booksellers, or possibly ebay. The ebay market tends to be for collectors and can therefore be pretty expensive.Failing that I may be able to put you in touch with a couple of US dealers who would have copies. Email me if like.Glad you liked the books - thank you.
Steve I know you said that Winter Wood was published in the US but I've been looking for it since Jan and have never seen it in any book store. I hate to question you but i see that Tiffani also hasn't seen it, so are you sure? Barnes and Nobel doesn't even show it existing. Also is there differences between the UK edition and US? If not I will just order a UK edition. Thanks!
Apologies, Crystal, (and also to Tiffani earlier) Winter Wood doesn't come out in the US until May 09. I was probably still thinking of The Various, as that was the subject of the original post. Half asleep as usual. Sorry.
PS. The US dustjackets are printed on slightly different paper, and with different coloured endboards. I don't THINK that any editorial chnages have been made, but wouldn't like to guarantee it!
Dear Steve Augarde, I have already emailed you (which I wouldn't normally do aswell as leave a comment because it makes me sound like such a nonse) but anyway! I loved your books so much, I think that you should make a film out of the trilogy.Amy
Thanks Amy. If only such decisions were up to me!Only a tiny number of books get made into films, and so I shan't be holding my breath on this one. However, if any big-time directors should happen to be looking in I want a walk-on part, OK?
I do know that when we got Winter Wood for our library, we wanted it to match the set we already had and so ended up getting the UK version via an independent seller via Amazon. There may be other ways, but this is what we did. Hopefully everyone has found one by now, but if not, maybe this will help. : )
Hey steve, just finished Xisle (took me 3 days) i loved it! I wanted to read more books by you, what are the Touchstone ones about? O_o
Thanks Anonymous! Glad you enjoyed X Isle.The US editions of the Touchstone Trilogy look a bit girly, whereas I'm sure most readers would say they're anything but. In fact I think the body count is probably higher than X Isle...The story is about hidden tribes of little people, living on the Somerset wetlands. Not your traditional 'fairies',though. If you look on Amazon you'll see a number of reader reviews which will probably give you an idea of whether you'd be likely to enjoy the story of not. I hope you do!
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