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George MacDonald News: 1 August 2009

 

All titles are in stock. If you have not received a book that you requested, please let us know. We do not backorder prepaid titles.

The boyhood home of George MacDonald in Huntly, Scotland has been sold. On October 31 of 2002, 7 years and 7 months after our purchase, our 3 story granite farm-house named 'The Farm', named and built by GMD Senior in 1825, became the home of a new family to care and restore. They did not express a desire to entertain visitors, so please do respect their castle and grounds. Many historic sites to see along this North East Scotland rural, seacoast area that is called the Castle Trail. There are George MacDonald story sites to visit as well, for example, we have a nice photograph of the Kirkyard (Churchyard) at Ruthven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is the resting place of the bell of GMD'S story 'Wow O' Riven' and 'Feel Jock' or 'The Colonel', who was a real life person about 200 years ago. Findlater Castle east of

We do offer half-priced books, although less and less often, that contain cosmetic blemishes such as: off-center foil stamped where the name on the spine is off-center; a wrinkle on inside endsheet, etc. Not a defective book, just not a number 1. Please email or phone for other current titles available which pop up monthly.

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If you have not seen any of our books, we now have digital photographs for your viewing. One is the spine and face of 'Unspoken Sermons', all three series in one volume; the second is of 'Unspoken Sermons' opened to the center of a signature showing the 4 #16 natural cotton threads that bind the book (Smyth sewn), and the third is of the title page and frontispiece of 'Malcolm'. Also, the cover of our publication of 'Lilith, First and Final', being the transcription of the original manuscript of April 1890 and the published version of 1895.

Would you like to know what supported our publishing venture for the first six years (more than less)? Publishing is one of those types of businesses that doesn't 'make money' as easily as one would like to think. Much of the financing came from a more humble occupation at which I spent twenty years developing and now is being operated by our son, Seth. Timber and Sawmill.