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Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
25-May-12 - 05:51 AM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Steve G. "......with 542 pages. That's about the same price as the slim paperbacks EFDSS are publishing. How have they done it?"

Probably by buying in bulk. I've had some amazing discounts with Amazon, including the Blind Willie McTell biography and the Alan Lomax biography.

BTW., Amazon and EFDSS are both quoting 608 pages. Not that it matters overmuch. 542 or 608, it's going to be a massive must have, and doubtless edited to Roud and Bishop's usual rigorous standards.

Nice to see, BTW., that it's a completely new selection and doesn't incoporate any of the songs from the original PBEFS. So it hasn't rendered the earlier publication in any way redundant. That's especially great because there's no way I could have brought myself to part with it after all these years.