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National Crime Fiction Week – Charity Auction of P D James’s Talking About Detective Fiction

PDJTDF As promised – albeit starting a bit later in the week than originally planned – this blog’s event to mark National Crime Fiction Week is an auction of P D James’s Talking About Detective Fiction to raise money for The Book Trade Charity (whose Action Week was last week).

Oxford’s Bodleian Library Publishing has very kindly donated a copy of the book and it’s a signed and slipcased edition with a RRP of £30.  What better collectible could you hope for?  Who do you know who might appreciate this book for Christmas?  Or for a birthday?  On the weekend of Father’s Day, whose Dad might be prepared to wait a bit longer for something far more supreme than socks?

As soon as this post appears on the blog, bids can be made by leaving a comment and there is no reserve price.  To be valid, the comment must include the bidder’s email address for contact purposes.  The auction is open for one week from this evening, closing on Friday 25 June at 21:00 British Summer Time. 

As comments are moderated because of spam, comments will be published as soon as possible and at least once a day at 21:00 BST, so that bidders can keep track of the bids.

At the end of the week, the highest bidder will be contacted to arrange their donation to The Book Trade Charity and when the funds have cleared, their postal address will be passed to the Bodleian for despatch of the book.  Bids are open worldwide but must be made in GBP/pounds sterling, with the exchange risk remaining with the bidder.

Thank you for your interest and support, and good luck!

Please leave any queries in the comments.

Many thanks to the Bodleian for their kind donation and to former CWA Chair, Margaret Murphy for arranging the link up to facilitate this event.


5 comments on “National Crime Fiction Week – Charity Auction of P D James’s Talking About Detective Fiction

  1. Nicola Ford
    June 18, 2010

    I’ll start the bidding (and if I’m lucky and the is auction unlucky I might win)…
    Can only afford to bid a £10 spot though Rhian.

  2. benhunt
    June 18, 2010

    Rhian, I’ll bid £20.

  3. Hortensia Ritblatt
    June 18, 2010

    I shall bid the princely sum of £25 and will be very annoyed if anyone outbids me.
    Consider yourself all warned.

  4. Lauren
    June 19, 2010

    I’ll bid the RRP, so thirty pounds, with a note that I’ll use this in my crime fiction course next semester.

  5. Hortensia Ritblatt
    June 25, 2010

    Go on then. £35 and that’s my lot. And if anyone outbids me again I’ll sulk my socks off.

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