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Mysha Folklore: translations from Inspector Gently (46) RE: Folklore: translations from Inspector Gently 01 Aug 20

Hm, something was lost in translation, apparently. I'll try a somewhat longer hand.

Leeneia, it appears that apart from the TV series being published as DVDs, there are now also Gently ebooks, actual books but read on Kindle or computer. You may need to navigate your way carefully to keep clear of the DVDs, but maybe this allows you to extend your collection of Gently reading material even further.

Of course, it may be the books they now publish are only those originals that match episodes of the TV series. That would mean they would miss out on something like half the stories: To wit the stories that don't have a TV counterpart. Still, it just might be that for once a book series is covered in all its glories.

Also, there may be information on the whole book series from fans etc.

I've now seen some information about the book playing in Starmouth. It's a different location from his standard location, if he has one, thus it seems quite likely that Starmouth is set in Yarmouth. [Romeo and Juliet]

I have mentioned in times past that I have some Wodehouse books. The general opinion was that these Dutch books might lack something of the original. But I've seen a bit of the Jeeves series (though I don't recall finishing even one episode), and I recall the same experiences you mentioned. Apparently it's not about whether or not it's translated; it's about the original as opposed to anything else.

Anyway: If you can find an overview of George Gently, maybe links to book sellers might lead you to other specimen.


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