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Just a quick heads up that Greenlight publishing have a sale until the end of this month.

At a quick look most books are about 20% off (athough some only 10% while some others up to 40%) so well worth looking if you were thinking of getting any detecting books to read while we are unable to get out.

https://www.greenlightpublishing.com

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Thanks for the heads-up Saffron, just ordered a couple :thumbsup:
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I bought two other books this week so I’d best not look at Greenlight too or it could get dangerous!
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shaggybfc wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:50 am Thanks for the heads-up Saffron, just ordered a couple :thumbsup:
Glad to be of help Shaggy and able to save you a few quid.

I might have got a bit carried away as I ordered more than a couple
I am just trying to concentrate on what I saved rather than what I spent :o :o

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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:33 pm I bought two other books this week so I’d best not look at Greenlight too or it could get dangerous!
Go on Oxgirl, have just a "quick look" you know you want to.

I know how you love buckles and they have some excellent books on buckles (and the one bundle even has a 33% discount).
Then there is a massive selection on other artifacts.

Its even free p&p. :thumbsup:

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Saffron wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:00 pm Go on Oxgirl, have just a "quick look" you know you want to.

I know how you love buckles and they have some excellent books on buckles (and the one bundle even has a 33% discount).
Then there is a massive selection on other artifacts.

Its even free p&p. :thumbsup:

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You made me look :shock: But I behaved :angel:
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cheers for the heads up

just purchased a bundle and saved £9.60 from individual books, 30% ker-ching :thumbsup:

Have quite a collection now

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Steve_JT wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:41 pm cheers for the heads up

just purchased a bundle and saved £9.60 from individual books, 30% ker-ching :thumbsup:

Have quite a collection now

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Well done Steve, glad it lmeant you saved some cash. Hopefully you will enjoy the reads and find them books useful,

But that post also made me do some maths.

On reflection I might have got a bit carried away :shock: :shock:

Altogether I saved £26.80, (29.3%). :Party: :Party:

Steve said "Have quite a collection now" well I think its fair to say that adding these to my previous detecting related books that I will "Have quite a large collection now" :) :)

Come on Oxgirl, you need to look again. I would hate you to miss out.

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Saffron wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:44 pm

Steve said "Have quite a collection now" well I think its fair to say that adding these to my previous detecting related books that I will "Have quite a large collection now" :) :)

Come on Oxgirl, you need to look again. I would hate you to miss out.

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If you saved that much you must of spent a £ or two

But are you saying you have a bigger one than me....... :rollinglaughing: :thumbsup:



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Saffron wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:44 pm

Come on Oxgirl, you need to look again. I would hate you to miss out.

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It’s funny but I’m mainly into finding obscure old local history books. They are fascinating and I have enough books on identifying finds.

Honestly the old books are brilliant. I’ve found one with a first hand account of a local earthquake in the 17th century and the green spirits that were seen shimmering in the area in the days before. Another one described how the school kids were given the day of school to see the defeated Royalist soldiers being marched to a jail at the end of the civil war; the school kids walked 5 miles to get a good view but were warned not to takes sweets from the prisoners in case they were poisoned. There’s another with an episode of how some teenagers shot another local teenage boy in the buttocks. Supposedly they were shooting birds and the boy was accidentally shot as he passed on the other side of a hedge. There was a distinct whiff of brown smelly stuff around that story :lol:

Don’t think Greenlight publishing have books that are as much fun to be honest 8-)
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Steve_JT wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:58 pm If you saved that much you must of spent a £ or two

But are you saying you have a bigger one than me....... :rollinglaughing: :thumbsup:



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Its fair to say I spent more than £1 or £2 :oops: :oops:

But they are the kind of reference books that will always come in useful.
With not being able to go out a couple of them might even give me some advice on how to increase my finds :thumbsup:
I know a lot of what is in them I could easily find on the internet, but I am "old school" and still like to have hard copy books.

I actually do have a very large collection of books, mainly history (especially local history), military (mainly WWI), family history research, horse / racing, general reference, but prior to this only a smaller number on metal detecting so I was filling in a gap in the collection. I actually have a small bedroom (less bed) that is basically a library!

You will like this, in the summer I went to a bric-a-brac sale in aid of a local church. Saw a few military history books, so thinking "not sure what they are like, but might be OK and will help the cause" I say I will have them. Chap on the stall, (who 1.knew me and said "you will use those", 2. wanted to shift them) let me have them for £1. I went to pick them up, and he chips in "I will get the rest" as he heads in the church porch, and calls another chap over to help carry them to the car. Unbeknown to me it was a series with nearly 40 books !!! :shock: :shock:

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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:44 pm It’s funny but I’m mainly into finding obscure old local history books. They are fascinating and I have enough books on identifying finds.

Honestly the old books are brilliant. I’ve found one with a first hand account of a local earthquake in the 17th century and the green spirits that were seen shimmering in the area in the days before. Another one described how the school kids were given the day of school to see the defeated Royalist soldiers being marched to a jail at the end of the civil war; the school kids walked 5 miles to get a good view but were warned not to takes sweets from the prisoners in case they were poisoned. There’s another with an episode of how some teenagers shot another local teenage boy in the buttocks. Supposedly they were shooting birds and the boy was accidentally shot as he passed on the other side of a hedge. There was a distinct whiff of brown smelly stuff around that story :lol:

Don’t think Greenlight publishing have books that are as much fun to be honest 8-)
I love that kind of "obscure old local history books". They are always fascinating and give a great insight into how the area (and people) were in days gone by.

Love the story of the school kids being given the day off to see the defeated Royalist soldiers being marched to a jail. When doing my family history I looked at some school log books from early in the last century. End of the summer term and start of the autumn term were always the same with comment about boys being off to help with the harvest. But my favourite comment was "No boys in school, cricket match in the village" :D :D

Any body into this kind of book in the north Gloucestershire area should visit the fantastic second hand book shop in Tewkesbury. its a gold mine for obscure books on many subjects. (It would have even more if I stopped going in!).

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Evan once lockdown is over go the Stratford upon Avon. OMG I could spend days in the charity bookshops there. Some incredible books - I had to ration myself as I couldn’t carry any more :oops:
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You can't beat a good book for reference , especially the older ones :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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