Will it come with a CD, too?

As Susan pointed out in the comments to the last post:

Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting. In paperback. August 2009. From Dover.

Dover doesn’t only publish public domain works or collections of clip-art; they publish new works, too (you know, like presidential paper dolls). This title isn’t listed on the Dover website. I thought these books weren’t going to be republished… is there news?

As luck would have it, this is one of the Starmore books I’m missing from my collection. This leaves… well, seven I’ll be missing, but at least a couple of them are available at reasonable prices.

ETA: PDF news on spring 2009 releases from Dover. It’s in there. If the deal was between Dover and Taunton Press, perhaps Taunton had a (sublicensable) right to reprint for its territory. Taunton was the US publisher; there was a different publisher in the UK.

Back when the great Starmore-Jamieson/Unicorn blowup occurred (in 2000), Herself had stated that she would not republish “the books that I produced during the distribution period of Broad Bay and Unicorn”. In her letter to retailers, she was silent on the earliest works and those that didn’t use Unicorn-distributed yarn. Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting was only book published by Taunton. (She had written articles for Threads magazine, but Taunton has already republished those in another book.)

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6 Responses to Will it come with a CD, too?

  1. Emma Crew says:

    Here’s the book directly on the Dover site, too: http://store.doverpublications.com/0486472183.html

  2. j. says:

    Since this appears to be simply a reprint of the FI book, then no, they wouldn’t be. The articles were in this Threads collection:


  3. Melissa says:

    If its not too much of a bother, what book did Herself’s articles get included in?


  4. Janice in GA says:

    There goes my chance to sell my hardback copy for a bazillion dollars on eBay.

    I’m crap at picking when to buy/sell stock too. /sighs/

  5. M-H says:

    Bugger. I thought that my almost complete collection of Starmore books, purchased during the late 90s, would form the basis of my superannuation. Looks like I should have bought stocks instead. Hang on, maybe not…

  6. Jennifer says:

    Ooh – thanks for the tip. I just pre-ordered my very own copy. Thanks a million!