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Jim Currie

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As most of you know, my wife and I do not live in the States. Never-the-less, over the many years, I have been a member, I have made many online friends and dare I say it - many worthy adversaries in that great country.
However, this is not about me or Titanic...it concerns my wife.

My wife, to whom, I have been married this past 60 years, decided to write two stories. The first is the remarkable story of her father and her uncles (all young men at the time of the Titanic disaster) and the second, a companion volume concerning the other half of her family who were members of the great Scottish Clan Munro.
The first book entitled "Willie - Five brothers for King & Country" has recently been published in paperback and is available in the UK from Amazon Books and all Waterstones Book Stores. The publishers tell her that it is also available in 40K outlets throughout the US. However. she has no way of checking this. I therefore ask your help to have a look in your area to see if you see it anywhere on sale and let me know via this site. This is what you are looking for:


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As most of you know, my wife and I do not live in the States. Never-the-less, over the many years, I have been a member, I have made many online friends and dare I say it - many worthy adversaries in that great country.
However, this is not about me or Titanic...it concerns my wife.

My wife, to whom, I have been married this past 60 years, decided to write two stories. The first is the remarkable story of her father and her uncles (all young men at the time of the Titanic disaster) and the second, a companion volume concerning the other half of her family who were members of the great Scottish Clan Munro.
The first book entitled "Willie - Five brothers for King & Country" has recently been published in paperback and is available in the UK from Amazon Books and all Waterstones Book Stores. The publishers tell her that it is also available in 40K outlets throughout the US. However. she has no way of checking this. I therefore ask your help to have a look in your area to see if you see it anywhere on sale and let me know via this site. This is what you are looking for:


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Jim -
I live in Irving,. Texas , USA which is the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Area.
The book might possibly be available at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers stores which are quite numerous in the USA.
I think amazon.com is more or less universal and if you can order it in the UK you should be able to order it in the USA.
My wife has ordered a lot of things on amazon.com including some from China and other countries.
I'll have to do some checking.

Just sort of an exchange on books if you are interested in English authors, I have a copy of " A Call To Arms Interlude With The Military" , by Edmund S. Ions,. a British Political Scientist. The book is a very detailed account of his service during The Korean Conflict of 1950-1953.

I exchanged correspondence with Mr. Ions in reference to another book of his "Sherlock Holmes In Dallas" written under the name "Edmund Aubrey".
IMHO it is every bit as bad as "A Call To Arms......." is good. LOL
Holmes and Watson come to Dallas to investigate the JFK assassination. He got the details of Lee Harvey Oswald's discharge from The U.S.Marine Corps all wrong. Dallas is described as "A strange, restless city,whose very atmosphere seems to breathe a sense of menace." Also a rather ordinary Irving neighborhood a few miles from ours is described as " Mean surroundings which could provide a motive of sorts for a man to kill a rich and successful President with a beautiful wife." ( Might not be the exact words.)

Will do some checking.

Cheers,
Robert

Jim-
I checked with the local (Southlake) Barnes and Noble and they said " We don't have it in our (Barnes and Noble) System."
Sorry for the negative report.
Nor or the other two books mentioned previously. I don't recall how I was able to get my copies. It has been a while ! LOL
 
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As most of you know, my wife and I do not live in the States. Never-the-less, over the many years, I have been a member, I have made many online friends and dare I say it - many worthy adversaries in that great country.
However, this is not about me or Titanic...it concerns my wife.

My wife, to whom, I have been married this past 60 years, decided to write two stories. The first is the remarkable story of her father and her uncles (all young men at the time of the Titanic disaster) and the second, a companion volume concerning the other half of her family who were members of the great Scottish Clan Munro.
The first book entitled "Willie - Five brothers for King & Country" has recently been published in paperback and is available in the UK from Amazon Books and all Waterstones Book Stores. The publishers tell her that it is also available in 40K outlets throughout the US. However. she has no way of checking this. I therefore ask your help to have a look in your area to see if you see it anywhere on sale and let me know via this site. This is what you are looking for:


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Jim, I found it in books WILLIE from there it does show up on Amazon.
 
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Jim-
This is strictly off topic. Mark it off as a "sea story". LOL
In "A Call To Arms" Ions mentions passing through Iwakuni, Japan on his way to Korea.
Iwakuni was a joint US, UK, Australian, Army, Navy , Marine, Air Force Base.
The ship on which I was stationed was a Seaplane Tender operating from an Anchorage in the bay at Iwakuni.
Our paths might have crossed, but I didn't ever meet Mr.Ions personally and then just years later in regard to a exchange of correspondence on the Sherlock Holmes book.
Small world !


Cheers,
Robert
 
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Like Mila I found it on Amazon also. I used the authors name to search. Its also listed on Barnes & Noble, Booksamillion and Hudson Booksellers.. But I am a little confused. Is it Five Brothers or Six Brothers? The book description talks of five brothers but the cover page says six brothers. Am I missing something? I would have liked to check the book store for you but our last book store closed awhile back. It was a Hastings store which I really liked but I think the whole chain went bankrupt. They couldn't compete with the interwebs.
 
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Jim Currie

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Jim -
I live in Irving,. Texas , USA which is the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Area.
The book might possibly be available at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers stores which are quite numerous in the USA.
I think amazon.com is more or less universal and if you can order it in the UK you should be able to order it in the USA.
My wife has ordered a lot of things on amazon.com including some from China and other countries.
I'll have to do some checking.

Just sort of an exchange on books if you are interested in English authors, I have a copy of " A Call To Arms Interlude With The Military" , by Edmund S. Ions,. a British Political Scientist. The book is a very detailed account of his service during The Korean Conflict of 1950-1953.

I exchanged correspondence with Mr. Ions in reference to another book of his "Sherlock Holmes In Dallas" written under the name "Edmund Aubrey".
IMHO it is every bit as bad as "A Call To Arms......." is good. LOL
Holmes and Watson come to Dallas to investigate the JFK assassination. He got the details of Lee Harvey Oswald's discharge from The U.S.Marine Corps all wrong. Dallas is described as "A strange, restless city,whose very atmosphere seems to breathe a sense of menace." Also a rather ordinary Irving neighborhood a few miles from ours is described as " Mean surroundings which could provide a motive of sorts for a man to kill a rich and successful President with a beautiful wife." ( Might not be the exact words.)

Will do some checking.

Cheers,
Robert

Jim-
I checked with the local (Southlake) Barnes and Noble and they said " We don't have it in our (Barnes and Noble) System."
Sorry for the negative report.
Nor or the other two books mentioned previously. I don't recall how I was able to get my copies. It has been a while ! LOL
Thank you Robert. She says thanks too. Very much appreciated.
 

Jim Currie

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Like Mila I found it on Amazon also. I used the authors name to search. Its also listed on Barnes & Noble, Booksamillion and Hudson Booksellers.. But I am a little confused. Is it Five Brothers or Six Brothers? The book description talks of five brothers but the cover page says six brothers. Am I missing something? I would have liked to check the book store for you but our last book store closed awhile back. It was a Hastings store which I really liked but I think the whole chain went bankrupt. They couldn't compete with the interwebs.
Thanks, Steven. Now we know what the publishers were talking about. As to your sharp observation? it is deliberate but she'd kill me if I let the cat out of the bag.
 
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Thanks, Steven. Now we know what the publishers were talking about. As to your sharp observation? it is deliberate but she'd kill me if I let the cat out of the bag.
I was going to ask the same question ''5 brothers or 6 brothers ? '' LOL

Since there have already been reports on amazon books, the nearest amazon book store in Texas is in Austin.
There are some other amazon listings but they don't,' seem to be full service book stores..
 
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Like Mila I found it on Amazon also. I used the authors name to search. Its also listed on Barnes & Noble, Booksamillion and Hudson Booksellers.. But I am a little confused. Is it Five Brothers or Six Brothers? The book description talks of five brothers but the cover page says six brothers. Am I missing something? I would have liked to check the book store for you but our last book store closed awhile back. It was a Hastings store which I really liked but I think the whole chain went bankrupt. They couldn't compete with the interwebs.
Hi Steven -
''Am I missing something ?''
I think both of us are missing 1 brother..LOL

Barnes and Noble have also closed their Irving store. The closest B&N is in Southlake.

Hi Jim -
Like Mila I did another search on Amazon. There are two other sources listed in the USA.
 
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Hi Steven -
''Am I missing something ?''
I think both of us are missing 1 brother..LOL


Barnes and Noble have also closed their Irving store. The closest B&N is in Southlake.

Hi Jim -
Like Mila I did another search on Amazon. There are two other sources listed in the USA.
Its the authors secret or probably revealed if you read the book. But good on her for writing a book. Something I couldn't do. I have to drive now for a little over an hour to go to a real bookstore in Vegas. I think the only place here for books is now Walmart and they only have one row of books now...they too have cut way back.
 

Jim Currie

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Its the authors secret or probably revealed if you read the book. But good on her for writing a book. Something I couldn't do. I have to drive now for a little over an hour to go to a real bookstore in Vegas. I think the only place here for books is now Walmart and they only have one row of books now...they too have cut way back.
I'll tell her, Steven. Considering that she is now well into her eighties, I'm sure you'll agree it has been no mean feat on her part. Not only that, but she has just re-done the companion volume to that one. It is entitled "The other Munros" and is due to be published very shortly.

Thanks again for you and the rest of the gang for the efforts on her behalf.