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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING Reply with quote

I made the now legendary mistake of lending a Rankin novel to an unbeliever. When asked if she was enjoying it I was informed that Robert uses 'TOO MANY WORDS'.......Anyway she has asked me a very weird question. On page 145 of the Brentford Triangle there is the reference T B T - 7 that appears in small print. This also appears at the beginning of some other chapters. Does anybody know what this reference is? Question
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have my copy to hand but would presume TBT is The Brentford Triangle, not sure about the 7
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, TBT is just "The Brentford Triangle", and the number is just to identify the start of a chunk of pages. As I understand it, it's just a publishers' reference mark used to ensure the various chunks of a book get assembled in the right order.

I've checked both copies that I have and the code is there on the Corgi edition but missing from the original Pan paperback.

I'm sure you'll find similar marks on other books.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe in some older books (by which I mean stuff published 50+ years ago) these marks can be used to identify rare & valuable editions too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that the very secrets of the universe may be revealed if one is able to decipher these cryptograms.
Or at least that is what my disciple Dan Brown seems to think.
Put the kettle on Dan.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*thinks better of the lame joke involving Far Eastern naming rules Dan Brown and Danbury Collins*
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

> Put the kettle on Dan.

I don't think he'll produce enough heat to make it boil, but you never know.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING Reply with quote

kenny wrote:
I made the now legendary mistake of lending a Rankin novel to an unbeliever. When asked if she was enjoying it I was informed that Robert uses 'TOO MANY WORDS'.......

Oi! I am not an unbeliever, I have never read anything like this, and to be honest you did ask me when I had only read like 4 chapters or something! Anyway, I really enjoyed the book and would love to read more so get them in the office Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a please at the end of that?? I'll have to purchase the 1st, 3rd and 4th books AGAIN! Laughing these will have lots of words in them to keep you busy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never said there were too many words, I just said that it was very descriptive and not somethin I was used to. I have to say the book was interesting to read, and hope to read more (if kenny will be nice enough to lend me them!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've only read The Brentford Triangle so far, then personally I'd recommend that you go back and read The Antipope next, then finish off the original trilogy of 4 - East of Ealing and The Sprouts of Wrath. Then go read Armageddon The Musical, coz you have to read it early, it's just wonderful. Then take your pick....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it stood for The Breast Tester and the number was a rating
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought it stood for The Breast Tester and the number was a rating


Laughing Nice to have you back, the dirtiest old man title is well secure for another year
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its my one and only skill and hobby

Although after seeing my daughters Religious and Philosophy teacher I can think of another one Smile

Oh thats the same thing Smile

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