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Paperback copies of Stuart Cosgrove's excellent book "Detroit 67" are being sold for £3 at "The Works" book/stationery shop in Bolton. I asked a staff member if the stock would be available in other  UK branches, to which she replied "Should be"...

 

Also Carol King autobiography, again £3.

Well worth it.

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    It's a fantastic book. There's a film about the Detroit riots in 1967 coming out later this year. I have no idea if it's coincidence or is an adaption of the main thread of the book - The Algiers Motel Incident..

    Edited by daved

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    Just ordered a copy! great heads up, i meant to get one when it came out and forgot about it. £3 quid, absolute bargain.

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    2 hours ago, daved said:

    It's a fantastic book. There's a film about the Detroit riots in 1967 coming out later this year. I have no idea if it's coincidence or is an adaption of the main thread of the book - The Algiers Motel Incident..

    Yes I hope the film reached the UK.

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    got the last one in the paisley branch and after twenty pages,learned a lot of things I never knew and enjoying doing so.

    job done.

    well done that ill informed off the ball chap.

     

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    36 minutes ago, davidc said:

    Hi wicked  , can i ask what shop in colwyn bay ? , llandudno  here , thanks

    The Works , in the shopping centre, still a few copies left when I got mine this morning.

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    Posted (edited)

    FIGHT! £3 ? Well I think I can beat that.... 

    £2.99 at A Nickel And A Nail, the UK's independent online bookstore for soul, blues and jazz related literature - but I've only a few left so hurry!!

    https://a-nickel-and-a-nail.myshopify.com/collections/books

    Whilst you're there have a browse and why not sign up for alerts, discounts, news etc.

    Edited by Windlesoul

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    Just back from my local The Works, empty handed as they didn't have it. Checked on line but it now shows "no result" to a search. Should have "click and collected" when they had it on line last week ,doh..........

    Rick

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    On 6/7/2017 at 12:27, daved said:

    It's a fantastic book. There's a film about the Detroit riots in 1967 coming out later this year. I have no idea if it's coincidence or is an adaption of the main thread of the book - The Algiers Motel Incident..

    Here's a trailer for the film....

     

     

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    Both his books are now in fop at £3 each or both for £5.

    You should be wearing a mask getting them for that price. I think the " uninformed" broadcaster may have his finger on a pulse somewhere, what

    with the Detroit movie coming out. Looking forward to his next book which is a bit of a first for me regarding non fiction. I did get the Little Richard biography recently if anyone is keen on paying the ebay price for it.lol

    Geo

     

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    Posted (edited)

    It's been available from THE WORKS @ £3 for quite a while. I bought a copy from them (on-line with free collection from my local branch) a good number of weeks back.

    ALSO ... as has been said before, the events at the Algiers Hotel have been written about many times down the years. There's a good stage play (which was written by Dominique Morrisseau & also titled DETROIT 67) that has been performed in the US since March 2013. The play's script (in book form) itself being published in 2014. The play is currently being staged in Detroit (no doubt to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the riots).

    Info on the play (which was a musical production featuring numerous Motown songs) ... http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/12567/detroit-67

    One of her earlier plays actually enjoyed a run in a London theatre in 2012  >>  http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london-shows/show/item135601/sunset-baby/

    Edited by Roburt

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    Yes I saw it in a town in Wales but it's a mini version. Much smaller and smaller print than my own copy so I decided not to invest in any for the gifts draw

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    I've just finished my copy of Detroit 67, whilst I enjoyed it I won't be reading it again. If anyone wants it I'll be happy to pass it on for the price of the postage.

     

    Edit: It's taken now.

    Edited by Jimmy Disco D

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    22 hours ago, Steve S 60 said:

    The Works now has copies of Young Soul Rebels on sale for £3.

    NOW SOLD OUT (on-line at least, some individual stores will probably still have copies).

     

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    16 hours ago, Roburt said:

    MGM, I'm just up the road in Abingdon. They didn't have any copies of 'Young Soul Rebels' in there did they ??

    Sorry about the slow reply Roburt,to be honest,I didn't look,but I might slip in there later this afternoon...cheers for the tip off...:wicked:

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